## Can you move three toothpicks to make three squares?

Answer: It is 4. Question 2: How many sticks would you need to make 3 INDEPENDENT squares. Conclusion 1: The three squares in the solution figure won’t have any common stick between any two of them.

## What is the rule for making 3 squares with matchsticks?

Summary of 3 stick moves: Move 3 matches to make 3 squares matchstick puzzle. Select any pair of corner sticks for first and second moves, destroying 1 square, eliminating 2 common sticks and freeing up 2 sticks. Select for the third move, any of the corner sticks of the square opposite to the square just destroyed.

**How many matchsticks should you remove to get exactly two squares?**

Conclusion 1: To make 2 squares by these 10 sticks, the 2 squares must be of UNEQUAL SIZE. Reason for unequal size: To make two squares MAXIMUM number of sticks required is 8 when the two squares do not have any common side. Puzzle figure has 10 sticks, more than the maximum. That’s fine.

**What is the difference between the number of matchsticks use of 1 square and 2 square?**

The difference is that: For example, if we use 6 matchsticks in one square then in two squares we will use 12 matchsticks. The double of one square.

### How many matches do you need to make 3 squares?

Move 4 matches to make 3 squares – puzzle solution(puzzle supplied by Mike Daigneault, solution supplied by us, alternate solution supplied by David Tiffany) 10 to 2 squares Move 3 matches to make 2 squares – puzzle solution(puzzle supplied by Tabitha King)

### How long does it take to move 3 matchsticks to make 3 squares?

Move 3 matches to make 3 squares from 4 matchstick squares in the puzzle figure. How many unique solutions can you find? Total recommended time is 10 minutes. It’s not a difficult puzzle and you should enjoy solving it. Two solutions, both systematic, are presented after intial analysis. The solutions are,

**How do you make 3 squares in 3 moves?**

Answer To Matchstick Puzzle Make 3 Squares In 3 Moves. The only clever part is figuring out which matchsticks to move. Here are the 3 steps to making 3 squares of equal size. Due to symmetry of the original shape, there are equivalent solutions by rotating the moves 90, 180, or 270 degrees from the center.

**How to solve the 16 squares to none puzzle?**

16 squares to none Remove 9 matches so that no square (of any size) remains – puzzle solution 3 squares to 5 Move 6 matches so that 5 squares are formed – puzzle solution Make 3 squares Move 3 matches to get 3 perfect squares – puzzle solution Divide by 2