How can you make 4 triangles with 6 equal sticks?

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How can you make 4 triangles with 6 equal sticks?
posted Jul 16, 2015

Make a cross from 2 sticks.
Put a square around it using the other 4 sticks.
Note that the ends of the sticks for the square will extend beyond the square
The 4 triangles are in the middle, pointing inwards.
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