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Toothpick Puzzle: a Math Line Puzzle

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Description: Starting with the configuration shown, move exactly two toothpicks to form four 1x1 squares. You must use all the toothpicks, without any overlap. The final product will consist of exactly four squares, all the same size as the five in the original configuration. Questions, hint, solution.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Manipulatives, Problems/Puzzles
Math Topics: Euclidean Plane Geometry

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