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You will need 6 matches (make sure they are "dead" ones)

(You could use "lolly sticks" or cocktail sticks or pencils - as long as they are all the same length)

It is obvious that you could use 3 of the matches to construct an equilateral triangle

(equilateral = all 3 sides the same length)


You could use 5 of the matches to construct TWO equilateral triangles.


If you had 7 matches you could construct THREE equilateral triangles.



Using only the 6 matches you must construct SIX equilateral triangles.

(You must not bend or break any of the matches!)

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