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Nine identical squares are created with 2 dozen matchsticks as shown in the illustration.

Can you remove 6 matchsticks so that only three squares would remain? No damaging or loose ends of the matchsticks is allowed.

*This puzzle was inspired to the publication on our site by a message from our visitor Deb B.

Posted: July 8, 2007
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