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The answer is Using the provided buckets it's actually exhilaratingly simple. How the buckets work:

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We could also put one matchstick onto another matchstick so it covers it completely, making $17=17$.

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Alternatively you can

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First move a matchstick like so Then observe from the other direction Giving

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Required Equation will be like this: Attempt 1: Attempt 2: Attempt 3: (though answer is already given and accepted. I am trying another way)

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Assuming the picture is a bit off (seems like a safe assumption given that the areas don't quite match), I'm going to assume that the rectangles are scaled in Some nice integer side lengths that achieve these proportions are These particular shapes allow for this interesting dissection: All the horizontal bits are supposed to be of the same length (5 ...

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Is the following the solution for the 2-piece problem? Regarding the 3-piece puzzle, I'm not sure if the following solution will meet your criteria:

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My swing at it:

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Surely everybody is staring in horror because:

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Here is another fairly lateral one:

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Possibly a little too lateral but if we And then We get which could be interpreted as

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A bit of a stretch, but here goes:

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Demonstration:

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Maybe this happended:

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A few possibilities, some of which are cheaty. The simplest possibility, which I don't see anything in the story to rule out, is that This still leaves unexplained but there would seem to be many possibilities for that. This seems too straightforward an answer to be the intended solution, if this is a puzzle, but "in the real world" it would ...

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I think the answer might be My prefix is not known, Rather it has some meaning or some mark, But my suffix has magic powers, And my infix depends on smart remark. My whole is about choice, has a meaning or two.

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I think you have a Reasoning

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