Is this question supposed to have 12 toothpicks to make 4 squares and then move 3 toothpicks to make 3 equal sized squares? Answer depends on the restrictions. Just move 3 sticks from any square to form a straight vertical or horizontal line up of squares is one option if there is no restrictions other than the three resulting squares are equal sizes.
You make 3-D! Look... 6 squares in one cube and you can do that with toothpicks too!
A square has 4 sides therefore 3 squares from 12 toothpicks will simply be three unconnected squares
2 on the top and 2 on both sides and 2 on the bottom
Move 3 lines "from" - do you mean 'remove 3 lines from' - or - move 3 lines to other places? Anyway, this all depends on the layout of the five squares.
break the toothpicks and you've doubled your amount of toothpicks
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You make a triangle with 3 toothpicks( /_\ ), and then 3 more triangles just like the first one.
Arrange the 9 toothpicks thus: 7 + 3
if 5 squares are there it gonna have 16 lines and removing 3 off the right end would still leave 4 squares
You can make three squares
A sort of triangle of squares. Lay out 3 squares side by side using 10 matches. Take the middle match from the bottom row and use it and the other two to make a square based on the middle match of the top row.
So whats the question? If i had 5 squares remove 3 lines to make 4 squares but keep the 3 lines within the 4 squares what?
-- eat 3 marshmallows -- give away the toothpicks -- the remaining marshmallow is a 3-d figure all by itself
First lay out 13 sticks to make 3 squares with a sick over. Then take 1 stick out. What is left is 3 squares. Simple!
Since every square has 4 sides and you only have 10 toothpicks, obviously you can't have the squares be separate. You will need exactly 2 toothpicks to overlap. Once you realize that, there are two shapes that are possible and can be rotated to make a total of 6 different solutions. A straight line (vertical or horizontal): = = = | | | | = = = Or an L-shape (forwards, backwards, and upside-down forwards and backwards): = | | = = | | | = = Sorry that these don't look quite right, the formatting is getting screwed up.
This can be done in 3D. Place four toothpicks in a square shape on a flat surface. Take a further two toothpicks and place them in such a way that they for an upward triangle on two adjacent sides of the square on the floor. Take a further two toothpicks and do the sam on the other adjacent side. Take the last remaining toothpick and joint the two triangles. You have now created three equally sized squared in 3D
3 squares: 36 + 4 + 1 2 squares: 25 + 16
There is a pattern here: Level 1 uses 3 = 3 × 1 toothpicks Level 2 uses 6 = 3 × 2 toothpicks Level 3 uses 9 = 3 × 3 toothpicks So it looks like each level uses 3 times the level number of toothpicks. ı→ 3 × level = 24 → level = 24 ÷ 3 = 8 So Level 8 uses 24 toothpicks.
8 with 3 left over