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Puzzle #6: Move 2 Planks to Make 4 Squares

wooden plank puzzle 6

Sometimes less is more.  And that's especially true when it comes to this Brain Blox brain puzzle!

So see if you can magically turn these 5 squares into only 4 squares by moving only 2 planks!

Grab Some Brain Blox

Grab some Brain Blox wooden planks (or anything with a similar shape) and lay them out on a table so they look like the 5 squares in the above photo.

Now the fun begins.  Give your brain a workout by seeing if you can make 4 squares instead of 5 by moving only 2 planks!

Be patient.  Rome wasn't built in a day, and this puzzle might not be solved in a day either!  Go slowly and try moving 1 plank at a time to see what you come up with.

Want a Hint?

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

Hint #1: When solved, each of the 4 squares will be the same size.  There will not be any squares that are larger or smaller than the others.

Hint #2: Count the number of planks used in this puzzle.  16 correct?  Well, if you want to make 4 equal squares out of 16 planks, how many planks should be used to create each square?  Will any squares share the same side?

Hint #3: When choosing which 2 planks to move, take 1 plank from the bottom row and 1 plank from the top row.


Ready for the solution?  Here you go!

wood plank solution 6

Share Your Ideas!

Did you find a different solution?  Or do you have a brain puzzle you'd like to share?

If so, leave a comment below!  The rest of "Brain Blox Nation" would love to hear what you have to say!

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