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February 22nd, 2017, 07:15 AM   #1
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As the title, can you solve this puzzle or finding another solution for it?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pv7eLjWIm30&t=2s

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As the title, can you solve this puzzle or finding another solution for it?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pv7eLjWIm30&t=2s
I found five squares. Does that count?

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February 22nd, 2017, 05:55 PM   #3
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I made three squares moving just three sticks
Extra credit for me as it only took 15 seconds
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February 23rd, 2017, 12:32 AM   #4
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5 squares in about 6 seconds. I didn't have sound (at work), there weren't any spoken rules were there?
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I have few solutions for this puzzle. Some body can find out?

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I did it another way in ~30 seconds, basically I did the same as the guy who commented in the comment section of the video. So, I'm a genius yay.
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I did it another way in ~30 seconds, basically I did the same as the guy who commented in the comment section of the video. So, I'm a genius yay.
Can you find another way? You will be super genius
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I have found 6 solutions so far involving 4 sticks, none of which are the one specified in the video

Basically this:

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except that you choose two of the four corners to put your little square (six possibilities).

If you want little squares to go into the middle, you can leave a math-stick, so you get many more solutions all involving movement of 3 sticks.
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I suggest we turn this on its head, find a 'solution' where the removal of 4 sticks leaves you in a position where you can't create 3 squares by adding 4 sticks. I've not found a solution yet (meaning there's a bucket load of solutions to the original problem!)
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I suggest we turn this on its head, find a 'solution' where the removal of 4 sticks leaves you in a position where you can't create 3 squares by adding 4 sticks. I've not found a solution yet (meaning there's a bucket load of solutions to the original problem!)
Just make a big line of sticks? ^_^
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