# Puzzle | Three Squares

Given four sticks of length **‘a’** and four more sticks of length **‘b’**. The length of **‘b’** is exactly half of the length of **‘a’**. The task is to make three equal squares using the given 8 sticks.

__Solution__:

Below are the steps to make three equal squares from the given sticks:

1. Place the first stick of length **a** horizontally.

2. Now place the second stick of length **a** vertically such that it cuts the previously placed stick into two equal halves.

3. Place the third stick of length **a** horizontally connecting the bottom point of the vertically placed stick in last steps.

4. Now, place the forth stick of length **a** vertically such that it cuts the last placed stick into two halves and a square of size **a/2 ( = b )** is formed.

5. Now, only 4 sticks of length **b** are left and 2 more squares are left to be formed. Use the remaining 4 sticks at the corners of the remaining sides of squares of side **a/2 ( = b) **.

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