Rules:

1. Tiles cannot overlap or extend outside the grid.

2. Tiles must line up with the grid lines, so they can only be rotated by 90 degrees.

3. A M x N tile placed on the grid will give you P = NM - (N+M) points (ie. area - semiperimeter)

4. For every tile dimension that is not a factor of 50, you earn 2 bonus point (for placing that tile). So a M x N tile will give you P+4 points if neither N nor M is a factor of 50.

You have the following tiles:

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`(length x width): Quantity`

(19 x 19): 1

(13 x 7): 1

(11 x 11): 1

(10 x 8): 1

(9 x 7): 2

(8 x 6): 8

(8 x 5): 7

(7 x 7): 4

(7 x 6): 6

(7 x 5): 1

(6 x 4): 3

(5 x 4): 8

(5 x 3): 1

(4 x 4): 10

(5 x 5): unlimited

TIP: You can gauge your "efficiency" by taking the ratio of your total points over 2500. For example, using only 5x5 tiles, you will get 1500 points which yields 1500/2500 = 0.6 efficiency.