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July 24, 2019

Monthly Brain Teaser: Matchstick Math

By PIASC
Monthly Brain Teaser: Matchstick Math

Your task is to move just one matchstick to fix the equation.

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Comments (7)

Monika Aguirre • 1 year ago
Make the six a zero by moving the bottom green stick.
Barbara Wehrman • 1 year ago
8-4=4
tina antikadjian • 1 year ago
move the yellow bar from the plus sign to the 6 so it becomes 8-4=4
chuck street • 1 year ago
5+4= 9 Blue on 5 to top of 9
lourdes uribe • 1 year ago
On the six, move the horizontal green stick to vertical 0+4=4
Gail Conklin • 1 year ago
Move green middle stick in the 6 to the right empty space to make equation read 0+4=4
Dorinda Calzada • 1 year ago
8 - 4 = 4 take the yellow vertical stick from the + and add to right top side of 6 to make an 8

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