Hello, how are **YOU?**

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?

Solutions:

There is one solution for #1, see above

Two possible solutions for #2, see above

Thank YOU for playing !

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**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.

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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…

YOU ROCK!

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Hey hun, got the answers…can’t wait for your post. U got my mind running quickly this AM.

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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

into

9-3=6,

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!

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(1). 9-3=6

(2). 3+3=6

6-3≠5

(1). 9-3=6

(2). 3+3=6

6-3#5 (6-3 not equal 5) oops my *not equal* sign did appear?

Good job,

Bananaz!

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Good Morning:

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”.