# The Number of Squares Reachable in k Moves with (1, b)-Knight’s Move where b ∈ {3, 5, 7}

## Sirirat Singhun, Ratree Theprod, Ratinan Boonklurb

## Keywords:

knight’s move, m × n chessboard, infinite chessboard## Abstract

The m × n chessboard is an array with squares arranged in m rows and n columns. If

m, n → ∞, then it is called an infinite chessboard. An (a, b)-knight move is the move with a squares

vertically or a squares horizontally and then b squares move at 90 degrees angle. If a = 1 and b = 2, then

it is a legal knight’s move. There are many way to discuss on the chessboard. Such as finding the way

to land on each square exactly once and then return to the starting square (shown by many researchers)

or counting the number of squares that the knight can move to in k moves. In this paper, we focus on

the latter. The formula of number of squares reachable by a knight with (1, b)-knight’s move in k moves

where b ∈ {3, 5, 7} are obtained. Moreover, the cumulative number of squares are also obtained.

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*Thai Journal of Mathematics*, 35–44. Retrieved from https://thaijmath2.in.cmu.ac.th/index.php/thaijmath/article/view/934