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Can you use 24 matchsticks (line segments of unit lengths) to form 6 unit squares?

Can you use 19 matchsticks to form 6 unit squares?

Can you use 17 matchsticks to form 6 unit squares?

Can you use 12 matchsticks to form 6 unit squares? (Hint: Think out of the box)


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Note by Chung Kevin
3 years, 10 months ago

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All four done.

SPOILERS BELOW

  • 24: Make six separate unit squares.
  • 19: Make a chain of six unit squares side to side.
  • 17: Make a 2x3 rectangle.
  • 12: Make a unit cube.

Ivan Koswara - 3 years, 10 months ago

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Really enjoyable. The arrangements are, draw individual squares, connected squares, a grid of 2x3, The last one was a nice twist (you really had to think out of the box (or rather think about the box :p).

Nishant Rai - 3 years, 10 months ago

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Oh I love these kind of puzzles. I once did a project for a science fair on them :)

I can get the first 3, let me think about the last one ....

Calvin Lin Staff - 3 years, 10 months ago

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