31 December 2016

484. The 12 matchstick challenge

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There are 12 matchsticks in the top row, the bottom row, the left column and the right column as shown above.

Your challenge is to TAKE AWAY 4 matchsticks and rearrange the remaining matchsticks to still leave you with 12 matchsticks in the top- and bottom rows as well as the left- and right columns.

All matchsticks must be flat on the surface and no matchsticks may be broken.

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TAKE AWAY 4 matchsticks in the middle row. Move one matchstick to each corner as shown with the arrows.

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