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Cereal Packets

How can you put five cereal packets together to make different shapes if you must put them face-to-face?

Cut and Make

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Thank you to Meg for sending us these great diagrams! Did you make the shapes in the same way?

Here is a diagram showing how the original square should be cut.

Square solution

These pieces can be arranged to make a triangle like this:
Triangle solution
The parallelogram can be made like this:
Parallelogram solution
The square can be made as shown in the first diagram.

Well done Meg!

If you enjoyed this puzzle, you might like to look at some of the Tangram puzzles on this site, for example Tangram or Tangrams - World of Tan.