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Puzzles such as the ones shown here are an important part of the Chinese folk culture. These puzzles have been passed down for centuries from one generation to the next.

Below is a 6-pointed star. The star can be changed into 6 diamonds by moving 6 sticks. Decide what 6 sticks should be moved in order to accomplish this supermassive feat.


Consider the pattern below. Move 4 sticks so that the result is 6 diamonds. Choose the 4 sticks carefully as you puzzle your way to new heights!


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