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Matchstick Puzzle

Matchstick Puzzle - 3 August

As you can see in the picture, 20 matchsticks have been used to form five squares. What you have to do is move two of the matchsticks in a manner that seven squares are formed.

Please note that you cannot overlap the matches or break them. The squares can be on any size but they must be closed squares.

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  1. Take each middle stick on the left and right hand side ... now make a cross in any of the small squares

  2. Remove the two sticks from the bottom square leaving thrre squares and the outter frame place one stick each at the empty space between the top two squares and the empty spacr between the right two squares now you have nine squares (5 1/9 size one 4/9 size and one the outer frame.)