Move just 1 match to new position to make these 2 equations right.

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  • $\begingroup$ Are matches allowed to cross? $\endgroup$
    – boboquack
    Dec 1, 2016 at 2:20
  • $\begingroup$ @boboquack : Yes. Anything you can do by moving just 1 match to make those equations right $\endgroup$ Dec 1, 2016 at 2:22
  • $\begingroup$ And do the two equations have to remain two equations or can they be inequalities or even just numbers? $\endgroup$
    – boboquack
    Dec 1, 2016 at 2:23
  • $\begingroup$ What I mean is "two equations have to remain two equations, no inequalities", but, creative answer is welcome. $\endgroup$ Dec 1, 2016 at 2:28

1 Answer 1


The trick is to

turn the equations upside down. enter image description here

  • $\begingroup$ how is that possible without moving ALL the matches? $\endgroup$
    – Jasen
    Dec 3, 2016 at 20:47
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    $\begingroup$ @Jasen: Walk to the other side of the table. $\endgroup$
    – Deusovi
    Dec 3, 2016 at 21:01

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