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Three matches


If we place four matches in the form of a square, they form 4 right angles.

If we place them like a hash-tag (#) they form 16 right angles.

If someone removes one match, can we still form 12 right angles?
(No bending or breaking of the matches is allowed.)

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My first answer:


new improved snswer

Yes. Form two matches into an X on a piece of paper. Place the third match vertically through the paper adjacent to the intersection of the first two matches. Now , 4 right angles at each intersection of a pair of matches. There are three pairs of matches. 12 right angles.

Bonanova, you keep on educating me, I greatly appreciate it.

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