The Solution to the Matchstick and Square Puzzle

It’s been three months since I posted the Matchstick and Square puzzle. According to one of the comments, it’s already causing household arguments., so I think it’s high time that I post my solution. There is no key to the puzzle, I only found it on a Facebook Page.

matchstick puzzle solution

Please check if my solution below is correct. 🙂


There are nine  1 \times 1 squares.

There are five 2 \times 2 squares.

There is one 3 \times 3 square.

There is one 4 \times 4 square.

Therefore, there 16 squares.

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