enter image description hereThere are 5 squares in this puzzle as shown in picture we have to pick only three match sticks resulting formation of exactly 3 squares. which numbers of sticks should be removed from the formation nothing extra stick.

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    $\begingroup$ are there not 6 squares initially? $\endgroup$
    – JMP
    Nov 24, 2018 at 14:57
  • $\begingroup$ yes you are right they may be considered six including big square.but solution is only one. $\endgroup$ Nov 24, 2018 at 16:30

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You can form exactly 3 squares by removing sticks number

4,5 and 7
This leaves three squares in a left right left pattern


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