Here is a matchstick puzzle with TWO (possibly more) solutions.
There are two types of matchsticks.
1 Short (eight and = sign) Total 9
2 Long ( All ones) Total 4
Please move 3 matchsticks and make the equation right.
Must move 3 matchsticks, one or two moves not allowed.
Cannot remove matchsticks
Must move at least one of each type ( either 2 long ones and 1 short or 1 long one and 2 short)
No < or > or "not equal to" allowed
No looking from the top or mirror image
Except for 1, other digits (2,3,4,5,6,7,8 and 9) use short match sticks only.
I have 2 solutions: One kind of obvious but another requires lateral thinking which is what I am looking for. Please give both the answers together
While I appreciate the obvious solution/s there is still a Lateral Thinking solution there