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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!!!

so the red objects below (in spoiler for solution) are not squares???

House - Back to the Matchstick Puzzles

1. Move just two matches to make eleven squares.

2. Move four matches and form fifteen squares.

House - solution

1. eleven squares

2. fifteen squares

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• 2 weeks later...

HMMM THIS IS A GOOD ONE....MOVE 2 MATCHES AND GET 11 SQUARES ?!! AND 4 TO GET 15 SQUARES....I PONDER IS IT EVEN POSSIBLE...ILL GIVE IT A FEW DAYS MAYBE I CAN GET LUCKY..GREAT PUZZLE...IF IT IS EVEN POSSIBLE...

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• 3 weeks later...

Hi, everyone

in the above picture there are 3 big squares (the second is the middle) and 8 smaller that are contained between the big parallels

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2. fifteen squares

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• 1 month later...

i agree with shiang

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• 1 month later...

It's clear about 8 squares but next 3 are suppose to be like following

9th big square of squares 1, 2, 8, 7.

10th big square of squares 3, 4, 6, 5.

11th big square of squares 2, 3, 7, 6.

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• 4 months later...

Did anyone else think of a solution of roman numerals?

I dont really have time to make a diagram, but if you move the 2nd line from the left to form an X with the first line on the left, and move the 3rd line from the leftslightly ot the left, it makes XI^II

Its a bit messy, but it works.

-SujayRamani

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Did anyone else think of a solution of roman numerals?

I dont really have time to make a diagram, but if you move the 2nd line from the left to form an X with the first line on the left, and move the 3rd line from the leftslightly ot the left, it makes XI^II

Its a bit messy, but it works.

-SujayRamani

Ha! A punned square. I love it.

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