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What is the least number of unit squares that you need to remove from a 5 by 3 checker board in order to make it impossible for anyone to put an "X" in 3 remaining squares to make a connected vertical, horizontal, or diagonal set of 3 (a set that looks like a "win" in a standard Tic Tac Toe game)?

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  1. R will be removed square, O will be remaining

    ROROR
    OOROO
    ORORO

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