# Remove 8 'Matchsticks'

Gaigoon
Posers and Puzzles 10 Jan '11 19:32
1. 10 Jan '11 19:32
You have 8 match sticks...
They are positioned like:
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So you now have nine squares. Try get 2 squares by removing eight!
2. 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. 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!
. _ ._ ._
| . . .|..|
|_._.|..|
|_ ._ ._|

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

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

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

try leaving 2 by removing 12 matchsticks
BTW I forget to tell you both squares cant touch...
5. 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. 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. 10 Jan '11 23:535 edits
Originally posted by iamatiger
ok
. _ _ _
|. ._. .|
|. |_| .|
|_ ._ _|

Any takers:

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

try leaving 2 by removing 12 matchsticks
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Ignore dots
8. Agerg
The 'edit'or
11 Jan '11 13:063 edits
Originally posted by iamatiger
ok
. _ _ _
|. ._. .|
|. |_| .|
|_ ._ _|

Any takers:

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

try leaving 2 by removing 12 matchsticks
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9. 11 Jan '11 16:21
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By rearranging the matchsticks get 8 squares
10. 12 Jan '11 20:49
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Ignore dots
Nice one!
11. 12 Jan '11 20:59
Originally posted by Gaigoon

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

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