There are no squares in the figure. Move 4 sticks to form 2 squares. All the sticks must form part of the formation of the 2 squares. The 2 squares don't have to be equal in size.

Confirm that there are 7 squares in the figure. Now move 4 sticks to create 9 squares. All squares don't have to be equal in size, but all sticks must be flat on the surface.

Count the different sizes of the squares separately.

½X½ match squares: 4
1X1 match squares: 17
2X2 match squares: 9
3X3 match squares: 4
4X4 match squares: 1
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T O T A L squares: 35

How would you change the value of the 3 matchsticks to 9 without breaking any sticks? All sticks don't have to be flat on the surface and you may only move 2 sticks.