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

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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

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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

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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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11 October 2014

217. Rearrange 24 matchsticks

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24 sticks are used to form 5 squares of size 1X1 and 1 square of size 2X2 in the figure above.

How would you rearrange the 24 sticks to form 8 squares of size 1X1 and 2 squares of size 2X2. Use the above layout as a clue.

04 October 2014

216. Create 6 rhombuses and 6 triangles

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Remove 4 sticks leaving 6 rhombuses (also known as diamonds) and 6 triangles.

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The 6 triangles are easy, but the 6 rhombuses are:

AEFG, AFGB, AGBC, ABCD, ACDE and ADEF.

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29 September 2014

215. Squares in squares

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Move 4 sticks to create 2 squares. The squares don't have to be equal in size.

27 September 2014

214. Triangle 3X3: Remove 4 leaving 7 triangles

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Remove 4 matchsticks leaving 7 triangles. The triangles do NOT have to be equal in size.

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There are:
5 triangles of size 1X1
2 triangles of size 2X2

There are also other solutions.

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