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Here is another puzzle involving matchsticks.

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Move only three matchsticks to get a form of indication. You cannot break, stack, or remove the matchsticks. Also, an arrow is not what I am looking for :-).

Edit: You are looking for a word which is a form of indication.


I realized that this may be too broad so I have edited this puzzle.

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  • $\begingroup$ 3 match sticks out of all three? Or 3 matchsticks from each of them? $\endgroup$ – Techidiot Nov 22 '16 at 9:18
  • $\begingroup$ The first option, obviously. $\endgroup$ – IAmInPLS Nov 22 '16 at 9:20
  • $\begingroup$ @IAmInPLS Isn't the hint conforming with all 5 answers anyway? $\endgroup$ – oleslaw Nov 22 '16 at 10:57
  • $\begingroup$ @IAmInPLS How to be less visual? :D $\endgroup$ – Techidiot Nov 22 '16 at 11:21
  • $\begingroup$ @Techidiot By being more... "literal"? $\endgroup$ – IAmInPLS Nov 22 '16 at 12:09
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This is what you are looking for! Good one @IAmInPLS

sorry for poor image edit

only 3

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  • $\begingroup$ what?! I tried to form this word several times :D $\endgroup$ – oleslaw Nov 22 '16 at 12:49
  • $\begingroup$ @oleslaw before the edit, the riddle said "be less visual".. so i kind of tricked with length of a matchstick :P $\endgroup$ – th3pirat3 Nov 22 '16 at 12:51
  • $\begingroup$ This is it! Good job. I need to do some rework on this puzzle though, I think it could have been a good one except it was too broad. $\endgroup$ – IAmInPLS Nov 22 '16 at 13:12
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enter image description here

How I think this fits the answer:

Moving the bottom matchstick in each square, changes the squares to a square wave signal. A signal is a form of indication and so I have shown a form of indication. (This is validated by the fact that the squares are almost a matchstick length apart from each other.)

PS: Apologies for the shoddy image work, this computer has very limited capabilities.

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  • $\begingroup$ No cookie for you, but nice lateral thinking! $\endgroup$ – IAmInPLS Nov 22 '16 at 10:45
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How about this:

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... you're It.

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  • $\begingroup$ What am I supposed to see? $\endgroup$ – IAmInPLS Nov 22 '16 at 9:16
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    $\begingroup$ Three letters forming a word. The tag-line beneath the image (or this comment) should give it away. :) $\endgroup$ – Rubio Nov 22 '16 at 9:16
  • $\begingroup$ What letters? Not clear. $\endgroup$ – IAmInPLS Nov 22 '16 at 9:18
  • $\begingroup$ the word is tag? $\endgroup$ – lois6b Nov 22 '16 at 9:18
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You can

move the matches to change nothing

And the result is

"OOO" (out of order) which is an indicator that the device with the "OOO" sign is not working.

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This would involve balancing one match on it's end but...

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Not sure if it is "less visual", but

enter image description here indic is an abbreviated form of "indication".
At least a dictionary told me so.

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Solution:

You pick three random matchsticks and move them to the place of the others so the image remains the same

because

The three squares represent an horizontal semaphore :D enter image description here

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  • $\begingroup$ Aaaaaand... No! $\endgroup$ – IAmInPLS Nov 22 '16 at 9:08
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    $\begingroup$ ^^' lateral-thinking takes the worst of me $\endgroup$ – lois6b Nov 22 '16 at 9:09
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Is it -> (Sorry for bad art)

0/1=0 i.e. $0/1 = 0$

Hence

It is a form of indicating an equation or mathematics.

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  • $\begingroup$ why is that a form of indication? $\endgroup$ – lois6b Nov 22 '16 at 9:35
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    $\begingroup$ May be it indicates an equation or math :D Not sure. Just gave a try $\endgroup$ – Techidiot Nov 22 '16 at 9:36
  • $\begingroup$ hahaha ok, sure why not?XD $\endgroup$ – lois6b Nov 22 '16 at 9:37

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