Math Monday-Magical Math Number Wizard

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 !

*****

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”

1. suzicate says:

Do you know how bad I am at math and puzzles? This is a double whammy!

2. 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

3. Oh boy it is teaching time at your place. Yeah.. Have a wonderful Monday..

4. Ji, I need to go to bed… it is almost 12 midnight…
YOU ROCK!

hugs
shakira

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

~IS

6. Viola says:

Sorry sweetie, I will pass on this one.

7. brilliant ji, thanks for helping me with the answer, much obliged and also thank you for your kind comments on my blog xx

8. stumped me jingle…
hope you had a great day!

9. Viola says:

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.

1. Good try, Viola,
I will release the solution tomorrow, or after 11 hours…

10. 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!
😉

11. (1). 9-3=6

(2). 3+3=6
6-3#5 (6-3 not equal 5) oops my *not equal* sign did appear?

12. Good Morning:

I posted the solutions to math puzzle,