If you have 12 sticks the same size, how do you make them into 8 squares?
With sticks of length 1,
- make a square of size 1 (4 sticks)
One square of side 1.
- shift it 1/3 units east and 1/3 units north (4 more sticks).
Two squares of side 1 and one square of side 2/3
Can yo see what to do next?
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