29 March 2015

243. Route map: The hexagon

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How many different routes can you identify to move from A to G? You may only move in the direction of the matchstick heads.

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There are 11 routes:

1. A B E G
2. A B D E G
3. A B D G
4. A B D F G
5. A C D E G
6. A C F G
7. A C D F G
8. A C D G
9. A D F G
10. A D E G
11. A D G

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22 March 2015

242. Move 4 sticks to create 9 squares

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Move 4 sticks to create 9 squares. The squares don't have to be equal in size.

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There are 7 squares of size 1X1 and 2 squares of size 2X2.

There are also other solutions.

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07 March 2015

241. Value of ?

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What should the value of "?" be to form a valid row?

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The row consists of the upper sticks of the numbers 1 to 6 and the number 3 was missing.

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06 March 2015

240. Create 3 rhombuses from 3 triangles

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Move 3 sticks to create 3 rhombuses.

01 March 2015

239. Move 6 and create 6 squares

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Move 6 sticks to create 6 squares. Your answer must include square sizes 1X1, 2X2 and 3X3.

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There are 4 squares of size 1X1, 1 square of size 2X2 and 1 square of size 3X3.

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22 February 2015

238. Square 3X3: Move 2 creating 7 squares

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Move only 2 sticks to create 7 squares. The squares don't have to be equal in size.

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There is 1 square of size 3X3, another one of size 2X2 and 5 of size 1X1

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21 February 2015

237. Move 4 to create 7 squares

Easy Medium Hard Extreme


There are 9 squares in total. Move 4 sticks to reduce the number of squares to 7. The squares in your answer don't have to be all equal in size.

14 February 2015

236. Africa

Easy Medium Hard Extreme


Add 2 sticks to divide the African continent into 2 regions equal in size. The 2 regions don't have to be the same shape.

07 February 2015

235. Move 2 creating 6 squares

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Move 2 sticks to create 6 squares. The squares do not have to be equal in size.

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Don't miss the square of size 2X2 matchsticks!

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31 January 2015

234. One equals Seven

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One is not equal to seven, but can you move only ONE stick to make the equation true?

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1 is equal to 1 to the 1st power.

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25 January 2015

233. Create 6 rhombuses

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Shown in the figure are 7 triangles. Move 6 sticks to create 6 rhombuses (or diamonds). There should be NO triangles in your answer.

18 January 2015

232. Remove 6 leaving 3 equal squares

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Remove exactly 6 sticks leaving 3 squares, all equal in size.

10 January 2015

231. Move 4 to create 7 squares

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Move 4 matchsticks to create 7 squares. The squares don't have to be equal in size.

28 December 2014

230. Move 4 to form 5 squares

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Move 4 sticks to form 5 squares. The squares don't have to be equal in size.

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24 December 2014

229. The 23 matchsticks

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There are exactly 23 sticks as shown in the puzzle.

Can you remove 1 stick so that the number 23 is still relevant and reflected with the remaining 22 sticks?

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If you look closely at the heads of the matchsticks you will see that the digital number 23 is formed!

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21 December 2014

228. Remove 7 sticks leaving 4 equal squares

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Remove 7 sticks to leave 4 squares. The 4 squares must be equal in size.

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13 December 2014

227. Square 3X3: Move 3 creating 7 equal squares

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Move 3 sticks to create 7 squares all equal in size.

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07 December 2014

226. Move 4 sticks to create 3 equal squares

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Move 4 sticks to create 3 squares. The 3 squares must be:

1. Equal in size
2. Have a length of 2 matchsticks for each side
3. Flat on the surface
4. No sticks may be broken.

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The 3 squares are:

ACHF, BDJG and CEKH

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29 November 2014

225. Move 1 to create 5 rectangles

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Move only 1 stick to create 5 rectangles. All sticks must be flat on the surface and no sticks may be broken.

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The 5 rectangles are:

ACGF, CDHG, DEJH, ADHF and AEJF

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22 November 2014

224. Form a 3X5 rectangle

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Imagine the figure above being a piece of paper. How would you cut the paper into 2 pieces so that when put together, it forms a 3X5 rectangle?

Add only 2 matchsticks to show where the cut should be.

15 November 2014

223. Triangle 3X3: Remove 5 leaving 5 equal triangles

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Remove 5 sticks leaving 5 triangles of equal size.

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08 November 2014

222. Move 3 creating 3 squares

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There are 4 squares in the figure. Move 3 matchsticks to create only 3 squares. The squares don't have to be equal in size.

02 November 2014

221. Move 2 and create 2 squares

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Move 2 matchsticks to create 2 squares equal in size.

31 October 2014

220. Mathematical : 9 plus 2 is not equal to 5 plus 1

Easy Medium Hard Extreme


The equation is not true. Move only 1 matchstick to make it true.

25 October 2014

219. Move 2 to create 6 squares

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Move only 2 sticks to create 6 squares. The squares don't have to be equal in size.

18 October 2014

218. Square 4X4: Remove 9 leaving 7 rectangles

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Remove 9 sticks leaving NO squares but 7 rectangles. The rectangles don't have to be equal in size.

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There are also other solutions

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