Questions tagged [matches]

A puzzle from 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional geometry centered around matchsticks.

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Moving matchsticks

There are 10 squares in the figure. Move 3 matchsticks to create 17 squares. Squares don't have to be equal in size?
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Riddler: Matchstick Triangles

Starting with an equilateral triangle with 4 matches on each side can you make 2 smaller equilateral triangles by moving just 4 matches? Then can you create 4 smaller Equilateral triangles by moving ...
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Another JCTI Puzzle

It is "find the next box matching the trend" sort of thing. The question as given is: I need to fill the blank area with the correct box given from 6 options: What I get from the question is that ...
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Move 2 matches to solve this equation, 28 + 3 = 26

Please help me solve this equation, 28 + 3 = 26, I tried plus and minus equations, but I can't seem to solve this puzzle
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Who won against Whom

Five teams from five different colleges- S, K, M, V and N, participated in Champions League (ICCL) played in the year 2008. Each team played exactly one match against every other team. But due to some ...
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What is ls Largest Number Formed by only moving two sticks in 508?

Tilting the Image is not allowed. You can cannot change order of digits. You cannot change the Size if Digits unless you are harry potter. You can increase or decrease space between digits though. ...
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Matchstick Puzzle [closed]

Move two matchsticks to make 2 E's. (The Matchsticks cannot be stacked onto each other).
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A form of indication from matchsticks [closed]

Here is another puzzle involving matchsticks.           Move only three matchsticks to get a form of indication. You cannot break, stack, or remove the ...
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How many matchsticks minimum can you move to make this true?

Ok here are some rules because it would be too easy/too hard without them Round to nearest 100th The first number cannot be an integer Needs to be an equality No mixed numbers Hint:
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Turning a dog (Part 2) [closed]

Here is Mr. Dog, friend of Mrs. Goat. Move only two matchsticks such that Mr. Dog's head faces the opposite direction, i.e. to the right side. This is Part 2 of turning the animal series. See Part 1 ...
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3 Squares Matchsticks

How can you move 3 matchsticks in order to make the above figure balance symmetrically? Note: Cutting through the center of gravity of the new figure must make 2 equal halves or sets (i.e. we seek ...
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What is the shortest way to make an equality?

Ok, I realized that my puzzle was broken and my intended solution didn't work. I'll leave it there so that the not-so-hard earned answer doesn't go away. Rules: Round to the nearest hundredth The ...