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Welcome to Math Monday!
Please consider the following two questions:
#1: Move one (1) matchstick only and keep the equation valid?
#2: Move two (2) matchsticks to either make the equality hold true or else?
There is one solution for #1, see above
Two possible solutions for #2, see above
Thank YOU for playing !
PS: This post is inspired by psychologist, magician, and author Prof Richard Wiseman. Thank YOU, Prof. Wiseman, for the wisdom and fun shared in mathematics.
22 thoughts on “Math Monday-Magical Math Number Wizard”
Do you know how bad I am at math and puzzles? This is a double whammy!
awe babe, lol wish I could do this, I will ponder over breakfast and come back later, but please do not hold ur breath maths isnt my forte but its fun trying right xx have a glorious jingle day xx
Oh boy it is teaching time at your place. Yeah.. Have a wonderful Monday..
I’ve come up with a few answers and in my mind they are valid but that doesn’t mean they are right. Can’t wait to see the answers.
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Ji, I need to go to bed… it is almost 12 midnight…
Hey hun, got the answers…can’t wait for your post. U got my mind running quickly this AM.
Now you’ve got me scratching my head.
Sorry sweetie, I will pass on this one.
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brilliant ji, thanks for helping me with the answer, much obliged and also thank you for your kind comments on my blog xx
stumped me jingle…
hope you had a great day!
After studying this problem over, I am thinking for #1 you can move the first matchstick on the left which would leave the number 8 a 2. Then take the matchstick and make the minus sign a plus sign. It would be 2+3=5. I am still thinking over Part 2. LOL I just can’t let it go.
Good try, Viola,
I will release the solution tomorrow, or after 11 hours…
one solution is to make the current 8-3=5
now, can you do it?
please remove one stick from 8 to make it 9, add the same stick to 5 to make a 6…
Good luck on rest of them!
i am glad many of you have tried!
6-3#5 (6-3 not equal 5) oops my *not equal* sign did appear?
I posted the solutions to math puzzle,
please check it out in your convenience!
thanks a million!
Okay I see this one. Thanks..
Doy! Of course. I’m glad you told me. Last night I kept moving the lines around in my dreams, looking for the solution. Only I kept drifting to other dreams.
VERY VERY CLEVER XXX
I’m going to call this “matchematics”.