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Age 11 to 14 Short Challenge Level:




What is the smallest number of additional squares that must be shaded so that this figure has at least one line of symmetry and rotational symmetry of order $2$?













If you liked this problem, here is an NRICH task which challenges you to use similar mathematical ideas.

This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.
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