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House - Back to the Matchstick Puzzles

1. Move just two matches to make eleven squares.

2. Move four matches and form fifteen squares.

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1. eleven squares

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2. fifteen squares

TBA - see below

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2. fifteen squares

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Could you separate the lines so that 11 matches could be seen?

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i just started a new account, but i HAD to say i really like all of your logic puzzles

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Great job maryana14. However, am I the only one who sees 17 squares (instead of 15 requested)? Can you see the square which has each side 3/4 of a match long?

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Ack, for some reason my first post didn't go through.

I enjoyed your site so much I had to register, I found it through the little google gadget thingy.

I actually see 17 squares, unless I missed a rule.

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Hello, thanks for your comments, yes there are 17 squares. Here is another attempt. What do you think?

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Looks right to me.

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Seems like you did it

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how is it 11 squars I count 8 small 1's and 2 big ones. ...rectangles arn't squares (but squares are rectagles...).

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how is it 11 squars I count 8 small 1's and 2 big ones. ...rectangles arn't squares (but squares are rectagles...).

Most likely the one you're overlooking is the bigger square right in the middle, formed by the inner halves of the two other bigger squares.

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how about a 3X3 grid in the 1st square and an empty 2nd square.

Thats 14(9+4+1) from grid and 1 from empty ie total 15.

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I think these are the solutions:

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how about a 3X3 grid in the 1st square and an empty 2nd square.

Thats 14(9+4+1) from grid and 1 from empty ie total 15.

i find this solution more correct than the solutions posted by fosley and maryana because it has a more intuitive shape, though theirs are definitely more ingenious =D

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Ok, I've made a image for Muditjain's solution. The green matches were not moved and the tan ones were.

Let me know if i messed up on the image anywhere.

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Ok I get it!!! icon_evil.gificon_mrgreen.gificon_wink.gif

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I see 12...

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well for 11 squares.... u take to the 2 sticks that r inside the 2 squares and move them 2 the side...so thats 10...then u count the whole thing and its 11!!! the 15 one makes no sense!

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i love this website so i registered but the matchsticks that maryana made were kinda confusing but still its cool

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how is it 11 squars I count 8 small 1's and 2 big ones. ...rectangles arn't squares (but squares are rectagles...).

Yeay im not the only one that thinks that. So to me that is messed up!!!

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hello

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lol it's crap

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lol it's crap
i like your thinking!!!!
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Could you separate the lines so that 11 matches could be seen?
u would think
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how is it 11 squars I count 8 small 1's and 2 big ones. ...rectangles arn't squares (but squares are rectagles...).

Yeay im not the only one that thinks that. So to me that is messed up!!!

yeah i thought that too!!!

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