Matchsticks – 4 equal areas


Matchsticks problems usually fall into one of 2 categories: roman or digital numbers, or geometrical problems. This weeks puzzle is one which belongs to the geometrical group.

Matchsticks puzzle 4 equal areas 2015-12-10 exercise

Add 8 matches to divide this square into 4 areas of equal size and shape. No matches may be broken or cross each other.
This problem is not my own, but i was recently reminded by it by a puzzle on dawies blog.

A new puzzle is posted every friday. You are welcome to comment on the puzzles. Solutions are added at the bottom of a puzzle after one or more weeks.

You can check your solutions here

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