Matchstick Puzzles Medium Question 4 – Square 3X3: 14 squares reduced to 5

 

Shown here are 14 squares in total:
3X3 squares: 1
2X2 squares: 4
1X1 squares: 9

Remove 4 matchsticks to leave only 5 squares, all EQUAL in SIZE.

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For Hint

  • .As you need 5 Squares – you should remove 1×1 square and 2×2 square.
  • To remove 1X1 square you have 3 options.

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  • if you remove 1 or 3 – 1×1 will be removed but only 1 2×2 will be removed.
  • but if you remove 2 – 1 1×1 and 2 2×2 will be removed.
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