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This puzzle comes from a Chinese puzzle book. This is the translation of the puzzle:

There are 4 sticks 10 cm long and 4 sticks 5 cm long. How to form three squares of equal area with these sticks?

Despite trying my best, I could not figure this out. Any help in this problem is appreciated. Thank you.

Source: 450 multiple intelligence games that Harvard made for students puzzle book(translated, original title(in Chinese): 哈佛给学生做的450个多元智能顺练游戏)

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Three (only three) squares of equal area:

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    $\begingroup$ Really the question should have been a lot clearer. $\endgroup$ – Prince Deepthinker Nov 15 '20 at 3:09
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May be it looks a bit dirty, but who said it shouldn't...?

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