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Starting with an equilateral triangle with 4 matches on each side can you make 2 smaller equilateral triangles by moving just 4 matches? Then can you create 4 smaller Equilateral triangles by moving just 4 matches?

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1. "Fold" the triangle in half, inverting the tip.
 
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2. Do the same for the two smaller triangles.
 
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    $\begingroup$ Nice answer! :-) $\endgroup$
    – Phylyp
    Jan 18, 2018 at 11:59
  • $\begingroup$ I was just producing images for the same. $\endgroup$
    – prog_SAHIL
    Jan 18, 2018 at 12:00
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    $\begingroup$ @prog_SAHIL - I think the key trick is to get the right answer in quickly, and then embellish it with images/formatting for clarity. The perfect is the enemy of the good. $\endgroup$
    – Phylyp
    Jan 18, 2018 at 12:01
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    $\begingroup$ @prog_SAHIL Sorry (not really!) I have added some ascii art now. $\endgroup$ Jan 18, 2018 at 12:07

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