Trivia

Subject:
Friday Puzzler -- Toothpick Squares *PIC*

Alex Y
Twelve toothpicks are arranged to form one large square and four smaller ones, as in the picture below:

Your challenge is to turn this into three perfect squares, using exactly three moves. No trickery involved, to wit:

One move consists of moving one toothpick in any manner.

A perfect square is one in which all four corners are closed (i.e. the toothpicks are touching).

You cannot break or otherwise modify a toothpick.

You cannot put two toothpicks right next to each other and count that as one side.

You must use exactly three moves as mentioned above. No less, no more.

All three squares must be of the same size.

Every toothpick must be part of a square.

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Friday Puzzler -- Toothpick Squares *PIC*
Re: Friday Puzzler -- Toothpick Squares
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