Knot Mosaics for the 910 Knot

For many knots, the tile number and/or crossing number cannot be realized when the mosaic number is realized.

The mosaic of the 910 knot given in the table has the mosaic number realized, which is 6, but the tile number and crossing number of this knot cannot be realized on a 6-mosaic. On a 6-mosaic, the fewest number of non-blank tiles needed to create this knot is 32. However, the tile number of this knot is 27, and this cannot be realized on anything smaller than a 7-mosaic. The crossing number is also first realized on a 7-mosaic with 27 non-blank tiles. Below are the relevant mosaics.

910 with mosaic number realized
910 with tile number and crossing number realized

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