18 February 2017

492. Pathway with 7 matchsticks

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7 matchsticks are used to form a pathway as shown above. The challenge is to start at a point, move in the direction of the matchstick heads and visit each of the 7 matchsticks only once.

A solution is not possible in the existing figure above, but by changing the direction of 3 matchsticks it can be achieved. How would you do this?

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The directions of matchsticks 1, 2 and 5 are changed.

There are also other solutions.

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