Monday, September 27, 2021

Move two matches

... in order to make a correct equation:

To make it easy on us in your answer, may we 'letter' the matches thus:

a.b: first two verticals
c,d.e: first three horizontals
f,g: second two verticals
h: minus sign
i: left vertical in the 4
j: attached horizontal
k,l: next two verticals
m,n: equals sign
o,p: first two verticals in the 6
q,r,s: three horizontals in the 6
t: remaining vertical in the 6
u.v: the two verticals making up the 1

Designate where you move the two matches you do in any way you see fit.

7 comments:

  1. My first instinct on seeing it was to turn the puzzle upside down. Can't be doing with the alphabet soup so I'm leaving it alone. Probably a red herring.

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  2. I would move match a to the space above match t, then find a way to move match b next to match h so that the equation becomes 3^4 = 81

    How to show 'to the power of@ is my problem!

    Ian J

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  3. Well well well, the Phantom scores high points for ingenuity but nowt for infinite patience. Ian scores highly for ingenuity and also for inventiveness. I score nothing for falling asleep at the crucial moment. 🤪

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  4. I think the Phantom is on the right track. 19-11=8 but I think he knew that all along.

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  5. Upside down:

    19 does indeed = 11 + 8

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