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This Equation Can Be Solved By Moving Just One Matchstick, But It Might Take Some Time To Find A Way

Date August 1, 2019

Did you enjoy math class at school? If it was one of your favorite subjects, then you will definitely enjoy this intriguing and challenging math test.

This Equation Can Be Solved By Moving Just One Matchstick, But It Might Take Some Time To Find A Way

Are you ready to try?

The instruction is very simple: you have to solve the equation by moving just one matchstick.

This Equation Can Be Solved By Moving Just One Matchstick, But It Might Take Some Time To Find A Way

It may seem to look pretty easy, but don’t make conclusions in advance. Also, notice that it might take some time to solve it.

Once posted, this math puzzle became viral right away and thousands of people shared it on their social media profiles right away.

There are some rules you can not break:

  1. It should be an equality with the (=) sign;
  2. You can not break the matchstick;
  3. You can use the 7-segment numbers (commonly used in electronic displays.)

Are you ready to hear the right answer? Turned out, there are two ways to fix the equation.

This Equation Can Be Solved By Moving Just One Matchstick, But It Might Take Some Time To Find A Way

You can fix this equation by moving the middle stick from “6” to the right side so that you form “0”.

And another one:

This Equation Can Be Solved By Moving Just One Matchstick, But It Might Take Some Time To Find A Way

Take the vertical stick from the “+” and move it to the empty gap in “6”, now you have 8!

Did you manage to solve it?

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