Puzzle #1: Move 3 Planks to Create 3 Identical Triangles
By moving the position of only 3 planks, can you turn this 1 triangle into 3 separate triangles?
Make it Tangible
Brain teasers like this are even more fun when you have something tangible to test out your ideas. So grab 9 of your Brain Blox wooden planks for this puzzle. (If you don't have Brain Blox, try using something with a similar shape, like markers or unsharpened pencils)
Want a Hint?
Don't read any further unless you want some help solving this puzzle!
Hint #1: The 3 triangles will all be smaller than the large triangle you start with.
Hint #2: Try moving the 3 planks at the center of each side of the triangle.
Hint #3: Can you make 3 smaller triangles out of the 3 "corners" of the large triangle?
Ready for the solution? Here you go!
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