Puzzle #8: Move 3 Planks to Make 2 Squares

Can you transform this odd design into something more...squarish?  (Yes, "squarish" is a word!  Google it!)


Try turning it into 2 squares by moving only 3 planks.

Make the Puzzle with Brain Blox

Grab 10 Brain Blox planks (or anything with a similar shape) and lay them out on a table so they look like the the puzzle photo above.


Next challenge your brain by finding a way to turn this odd design into a squarish masterpiece!  (Move 3 planks to make 2 squares)

Want a Hint?

Don't read any further unless you want some help solving this puzzle!

Hint #1: The 2 squares will not be the same size.

Hint #2: There will be 1 smaller square inside a larger square.

Hint #3: Move the 3 planks on the bottom left.


Ready for the solution?  Here you go!


A Bonus Challenge!


Now that we've made 2 squares by moving 3 planks, let's step it up a bit!

Can you find a way to make 3 squares by moving 4 planks?

If so, post a comment below to tell us how you did it?  (No, we're not going to post the solution for the Bonus Challenge here...that's up to you to figure out!)

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