## What is the rule for making 3 squares with matchsticks?

Summary of 3 stick moves: Move 3 matches to make 3 squares matchstick puzzle. Select any pair of corner sticks for first and second moves, destroying 1 square, eliminating 2 common sticks and freeing up 2 sticks. Select for the third move, any of the corner sticks of the square opposite to the square just destroyed.

**How many matchsticks you move to form three squares justify your answer by drawing the figure?**

Answer: It is 4.

### What is the formula of matchstick?

Below gives a matchstick pattern of triangles. As in Exercise 11 (a) above find the general rule that gives the number of matchsticks in terms of the number of triangles. If we remove 1 from each then they makes table of 3, i.e., 3, 6, 9, 12, … So the required equation = 3x + 1 , where x is the number of squares.

**What is the biggest possible number by moving 2 matches?**

999

Answer to ‘if you can move 2 matches’ puzzle Most people say that the highest number possible is ‘999’. This number can be obtained by taking the bottom left matchstick of ‘8’ and adding it to the top right of the number ‘5’. This will convert both ‘8’ and ‘5’ into ‘9’.

#### How many match sticks make a square?

Complete step-by-step answer: The first square will need four matchsticks.

**What is matchstick pattern in algebra?**

The matchstick patterns are all based on linear relations. This means that the increase in number of matches needed for the ‘next’ term is a constant number added to the previous term.

## Why is it called 3 square meals?

Any significant meals (usually the last one of the day) would be eaten off a square-shaped wooden plate, which also served as the tray. A decent meal on board became known as a square meal. The term is used widely today in sayings such as three square meals a day or three squares.

**How do you get 3 squares from 4 squares?**

Yes, there is one more similarity—the bottom-most side of square C in puzzle figure on the left remains unmoved in the possible solution figure on the right. Because of this tiny bit of similarity of an additional element, you can form three squares from 4, by moving 3 sticks, not 4.

### How to get 4 squares from 5 squares in 3 stick moves?

Conclusion 3: To get 4 squares from 5 squares in 3 stick moves, 2 squares to be destroyed and 1 square to be created. Reasoning: as common stick move cannot be considered, any of the three stick moves can destroy AT MOST 1 square. Moving only a common stick can destroy 2 squares, isn’t it? Question: How to destroy 2 squares in 3 stick moves?

**How many matchsticks does it take to make two squares?**

On the left 8 matchsticks make two independent squares. But on the right, when these two have one common stick, 15 matchsticks are enough to make two squares. The common stick serves the role of a side of BOTH THE SQUARES. So the next question raised is,

#### How to reduce the number of squares required for 4 squares?

4 common sticks reduced the maximum requirement for 4 squares from 16 to 12. By moving just 3 sticks. What is not mentioned explicitly in these three tasks is—in the process you also reduce number of squares by 1.