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#1 kaijimbo

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 09:59 AM

basically, you can only move one matchsticks to make the equation, but you can not discard it or take the top half or the bottom half of a 1 to make a full 1

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#2 robo

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 12:26 PM

How about this:
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#3 jeckos150

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 12:32 PM

what about that :

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#4 broven

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 01:02 PM

i think the poster made a mistake, there should be two sticks on the 1 at the end next to the 4 instead of one stick.
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#5 hhh3

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 01:07 PM

make eight equal to nine by takin out a matchstick.... and add it to 1 in fourteen... because the one in fourteen is half the size as seen in picture

sorry if its not clear... cant upload picture

Edited by hhh3, 13 October 2011 - 01:10 PM.

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#6 troysccr95

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 01:12 PM

Spoiler for I think

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#7 charanjeet

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 01:49 PM

Also, I think the solution is to pick top horizontal stick of 5 and place it at left-bottom vertically. It will become 6+8 = 14

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#8 sidhant

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 03:03 PM

i think that the puzzle should be solved by following method

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#9 kaijimbo

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 04:25 PM

Also, I think the solution is to pick top horizontal stick of 5 and place it at left-bottom vertically. It will become 6+8 = 14

then it wouldnt be consider as a 6, it'll be an impartial 6
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#10 mungbean

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 06:18 PM

i think that the puzzle should be solved by following method

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