Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Joined
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    10 Jan '11 19:32
    You have 8 match sticks...
    They are positioned like:
    _ _ _
    |_ |_ |_|
    |_ |_ |_|
    |_ |_ |_|

    So you now have nine squares. Try get 2 squares by removing eight!
  2. Joined
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    10 Jan '11 19:33
    Originally posted by Gaigoon
    You have 8 match sticks...
    They are positioned like:
    _ _ _
    |_ |_ |_|
    |_ |_ |_|
    |_ |_ |_|

    So you now have nine squares. Try get 2 squares by removing eight!
    Oops I meant...You get the point...
  3. Joined
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    10 Jan '11 20:283 edits
    Originally posted by Gaigoon
    You have 8 match sticks...
    They are positioned like:
    _ _ _
    |_ |_ |_|
    |_ |_ |_|
    |_ |_ |_|

    So you now have nine squares. Try get 2 squares by removing eight!
    . _ ._ ._
    | . . .|..|
    |_._.|..|
    |_ ._ ._|

    How about this:

    You have eight squares
    ._._.
    |_|_|
    |_|_|
    |_|_|
    |_|_|

    try leaving 2 by removing 12 matchsticks
  4. Joined
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    10 Jan '11 23:04
    Originally posted by iamatiger
    . _ ._ ._
    | . . .|..|
    |_._.|..|
    |_ ._ ._|

    How about this:

    You have eight squares
    ._._.
    |_|_|
    |_|_|
    |_|_|
    |_|_|

    try leaving 2 by removing 12 matchsticks
    BTW I forget to tell you both squares cant touch...
  5. Joined
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    10 Jan '11 23:102 edits
    Originally posted by Gaigoon
    BTW I forget to tell you both squares cant touch...
    ok
    . _ _ _
    |. ._. .|
    |. |_| .|
    |_ ._ _|

    Any takers:

    You have eight squares
    ._._.
    |_|_|
    |_|_|
    |_|_|
    |_|_|

    try leaving 2 by removing 12 matchsticks
  6. Joined
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    10 Jan '11 23:19
    Originally posted by iamatiger
    ok
    . _ _ _
    |. ._. .|
    |. |_| .|
    |_ ._ _|

    Any takers:

    You have eight squares
    ._._.
    |_|_|
    |_|_|
    |_|_|
    |_|_|

    try leaving 2 by removing 12 matchsticks
    Squares only or rectangles aloud?
  7. THORNINYOURSIDE
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    10 Jan '11 23:535 edits
    Originally posted by iamatiger
    ok
    . _ _ _
    |. ._. .|
    |. |_| .|
    |_ ._ _|

    Any takers:

    You have eight squares
    ._._.
    |_|_|
    |_|_|
    |_|_|
    |_|_|

    try leaving 2 by removing 12 matchsticks
    ._._.
    .... |
    _ _|
    |
    |_ _

    Ignore dots
  8. Standard memberAgerg
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    converging to it
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    11 Jan '11 13:063 edits
    Originally posted by iamatiger
    ok
    . _ _ _
    |. ._. .|
    |. |_| .|
    |_ ._ _|

    Any takers:

    You have eight squares
    ._._.
    |_|_|
    |_|_|
    |_|_|
    |_|_|

    try leaving 2 by removing 12 matchsticks
    .___
    |..._|
    |_|_|
  9. Joined
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    11 Jan '11 16:21
    ._. _._
    |_._|_|
    |_|__|
    |_|
    By rearranging the matchsticks get 8 squares
  10. Joined
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    12 Jan '11 20:49
    Originally posted by adramforall
    ._._.
    .... |
    _ _|
    |
    |_ _

    Ignore dots
    Nice one!
  11. Joined
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    12 Jan '11 20:59
    Originally posted by Gaigoon

    ._. _._
    |_._|_|
    |_|__|
    |_|
    By rearranging the matchsticks get 8 squares
    .___._
    |_|_|_|
    |_|_|_| _
  12. Joined
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    16 Jan '11 17:521 edit
    Originally posted by iamatiger
    .___._
    |_|_|_|
    |_|_|_| _
    or, with no odd ones left

    .__ . . . __
    |. . |. . .|. .|
    .|__|_._.|__|
    . . . |_|_|
    . . . |_|_|
    .__ .
    |. .|
    |__|

    Note, to make the crossways ones work, I had to use two lines for evey one match.
  13. Joined
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    18 Jan '11 00:56
    Originally posted by Agerg
    .___
    |..._|
    |_|_|
    Didn't see this one at first. Congrats for finding an alternative answer Agerg!
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