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Q: How do you make 5 squares out of twelve toothpicks?

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Note that the question does not say how the 5 squares are arranged. Let me specify one scenario: ____ |_|_| |_|_| |_| Take the two toothpicks from the upper left corner (the upper-right and the corner right below it will do too) and put them inside one of the remaining squares like a cross +. I can count 7 squares or 8 squares, depending on whether I count the square that contains the + or not. If your question can be more specific about the count of toothpicks, perhaps we can have a better solution. ======================

assuming by boxes you mean squares in two dimensions its easy. Make the five boxes all next to each other so they share sides then remove two toothpicks here the top and bottom of a middle box and you are left with 4.

One fat quarter yields twelve 5 inch squares

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the answer is 24

Take two toothpicks that create an outside corner. Cross them like a + inside one of the remaining boxes. Count the new four smaller boxes inside it as 4, the one they are formed in as 5, and the two untouched boxes as 6 and 7. (The trick is to remember to count the larger box the 4 are formed in.)

You can make 5 triangles out of 9 toothpicks. With 6 toothpicks, make a large triangle with 2 toothpicks for each side. Now, take individual toothpicks, and make a smaller triangle inside the larger one by joining the midpoints of the sides of the previous triangle. (The vertices of the smaller triangle are the midpoints of the sides of the larger one).

arrange them like the Chrysler logo

form triangles side by side

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?

2.5

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You can make 12 different shapes (counting flips) with 5 squares set orthogonally (not diagonally). These are called pentominos.

if 5 squares are there it gonna have 16 lines and removing 3 off the right end would still leave 4 squares

Yes, yo mama can

5 or 6 Depending on what shape you are thinking of

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5

You could make 5 rectangles with 10 squares

There are 25 squares on a 5 by 5 checkerboard.

50 blocks total of ten rows with 5 squares across

If you get a bit creative, you will be able to make the word HAT using 5 toothpicks. If you make the 'H' skinny using 3TP and have the horizontal TP extend out towards the right. Then use 1TP to lay at an angle connecting to the second leg of the 'H' and crossing the horizontal TP leaving a bit extended to form the 'A'. The use 1TP to connect to the extended horizontal toothpick to form the 'T". 3 +1 +1 = 5 toothpicks to make the word HAT. However, if you want to do it the simple way, you'll need 8.

6/5

Hmm..................I think 11

C, T, L, X