19 May 2011
24. 14 Squares reduced to 3
Shown above are 14 squares. Confirm that you agree.
(There are 9 squares of size 1/3 X 1/3, 4 squares of size 2/3 X 2/3 outer square of size 1X1)
Remove 2 matchsticks to leave 3 squares all different in size.
There is one square with side length 1/3 of a matchstick, another square with side length 2/3 of a matchstick and the last outer square with side length 1 matchstick.
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