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Ponder This Challenge:

Color the squares of an 8x8 check-board in two colors (black and white) and calculate the percentage of black squares in every one of the 8 rows, 8 columns and 30 diagonals.

Our challenge this month is to find such coloring which gives the same percentage for every row; different one for every column and as many different numbers in the diagonals as possible.

Supply your answer as 8 lines of 8 B/W characters.

For example, the following is a solution for a 2x2 case of the problem:
BW
BW

The column percentage is 0%, 100%; all rows are 50% and the diagonals has 0%,50% and 100% (each appears twice).


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Challenge: 10/01/2013 @ 01:00 PM EST
Solution: 11/01/2013 @ 01:00 PM EST
List Updated: 10/18/2013 @ 01:00 PM EST

People who answered correctly:

Lorenz Reichel (10/02/2013 05:04 AM EDT)
Tatiana Stepanova (10/02/2013 04:52 AM EDT)
Andrew Gacek (10/02/2013 10:43 AM EDT)
Don Dodson & David Dodson (10/02/2013 11:17 AM EDT)
Andreas Razen & Radu-Alexandru Todor (10/02/2013 11:44 AM EDT)
Jason Patskoski (10/02/2013 11:54 AM EDT)
Joseph DeVincentis (10/02/2013 01:53 PM EDT)
Dan Dima (10/02/2013 02:12 PM EDT)
Alan Murray (10/02/2013 03:12 PM EDT)
Alex Wagner (10/02/2013 03:29 PM EDT)
Joe Clark (10/02/2013 04:14 PM EDT)
Alex Fleischer (10/02/2013 04:34 PM EDT)
Cynthia Beauchemin (10/02/2013 08:45 PM EDT)
Kan Shen (10/02/2013 09:23 PM EDT)
Leandro Araújo (10/02/2013 09:33 PM EDT)
Antoine Comeau (10/03/2013 12:34 AM EDT)
Liubing Yu (10/03/2013 01:37 AM EDT)
Dheeraj Reddy (10/03/2013 01:57 AM EDT)
Kurt Hectic (10/03/2013 05:22 AM EDT)
James Dow Allen (10/03/2013 06:35 AM EDT)
Tatiana Stepanova (10/03/2013 07:09 AM EDT)
Tim Nordenfur (10/03/2013 10:16 AM EDT)
Michael Wilms (10/03/2013 01:34 PM EDT)
Adam Kozdron (10/03/2013 02:22 PM EDT)
Aleksei Galak (10/03/2013 04:13 PM EDT)
I. J. Kennedy (10/03/2013 05:36 PM EDT)
Dieter Beckerle (10/04/2013 02:46 AM EDT)
Todd Will (10/04/2013 11:57 AM EDT)
Tom Harley (10/04/2013 12:18 PM EDT)
Philipp Seemann (10/04/2013 12:50 PM EDT)
Mark Pervovskiy (10/04/2013 02:24 PM EDT)
Michael Gurvich & Chintan Maggu (10/04/2013 10:52 PM EDT)
Florian Fischer (10/05/2013 02:06 PM EDT)
Shirish C (10/05/2013 07:46 PM EDT)
José Eduardo Gaboardi de Carvalho (10/05/2013 08:36 PM EDT)
Dezhi Zhao (10/05/2013 11:01 PM EDT)
Dustin Shively (10/05/2013 11:56 PM EDT)
Rob Sessions (10/06/2013 12:09 AM EDT)
Harald Bögeholz (10/06/2013 06:19 AM EDT)
Nicholas Ngiam & Liu Ren Wei (10/06/2013 11:31 AM EDT)
Mark Kattenbelt (10/06/2013 02:25 PM EDT)
Eugene Lee (10/06/2013 02:30 PM EDT)
Hakan Kjellerstrand (10/07/2013 02:26 AM EDT)
Hakan Summakoglu (10/07/2013 01:50 PM EDT)
Chuck Carroll (10/07/2013 03:08 PM EDT)
Adib Surani (10/07/2013 06:16 PM EDT)
Joseph Berman
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Yiqian Lu
(10/07/2013 08:32 PM EDT)
Alexei Kopylov
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Adir HaCohen
(10/07/2013 11:49 PM EDT)
Rogerio Ponce da Silva
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Amos Guler
(10/08/2013 07:07 AM EDT)
Matthew Charlap
(10/08/2013 07:54 AM EDT)
David Friedman
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Robin Ryder
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Aharon Malachi
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Hubert Kahlert
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Balakrishnan Varadarajan (10/08/2013 03:10 PM EDT)
Olivier Mercier (10/08/2013 02:58 PM EDT)
Julien Briton (10/09/2013 03:24 AM EDT)
Yasodhar (Pattu) Patnaik (10/08/2013 09:32 PM EDT)
Umut Uludag (10/09/2013 08:56 AM EDT)
Fletcher Dostie (10/09/2013 12:26 PM EDT)
David Greer (10/09/2013 12:56 PM EDT)
Vivek Viswanathan (10/09/2013 01:10 PM EDT)
Andrei Prudius & Satish Vedantam (10/09/2013 04:13 PM EDT)
Clive Tong (10/10/2013 01:08 AM EDT)
Shouky Dan & Tamir Ganor (10/10/2013 04:13 AM EDT)
Steffen Suerbier (10/10/2013 10:01 AM EDT)
Mathias Schenker (10/10/2013 11:01 AM EDT)
Serafim Chekalkin (10/10/2013 11:46 AM EDT)
Ivan Bendyna (10/10/2013 03:07 PM EDT)
Mukund R (10/10/2013 11:31 PM EDT)
Maris Van Sprang (10/11/2013 02:03 AM EDT)
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Pål Hermunn Johansen (10/11/2013 05:13 AM EDT)
Berend Jan van der Zwaag (10/11/2013 09:43 AM EDT)
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Andrea Andenna (10/12/2013 05:28 PM EDT)
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Klaus Nagel (10/13/2013 03:13 AM EDT)
Armin Krauss (10/13/2013 09:39 AM EDT)
Ken Meehan (10/13/2013 11:44 AM EDT)
Marcel Caria (10/15/2013 09:18 AM EDT)
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Peter Gerritson (10/15/2013 10:22 AM EDT)
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Tao Liu (10/15/2013 01:57 PM EDT)que
Alok Menghrajani (10/15/2013 04:57 PM EDT)
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Dan Cervone (10/22/2013 11:30 AM EDT)
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Thomas Egense (10/25/2013 12:21 AM EDT)
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Antonio García Astudillo (10/25/2013 11:49 AM EDT)
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