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HS Thomas
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Put the cherry in the glass moving only two matches.

Go on try it ?
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HS Thomas
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Bravo! Here's a harder one , I think !
Move just two matches to make seven squares.
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Mani Ram
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But the original puzzle had only 12 sticks, where as there are 20 sticks in your solution!
[ August 18, 2003: Message edited by: R Manivannan ]

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Andrew Monkhouse
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Hey, you try and draw overlapping matches using text! It doesnt look as good if I try and reduce it:

OK, another one: only moving two matches, make 4 equal size boxes:
Mani Ram
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Originally posted by Andrew Monkhouse:
OK, another one: only moving two matches, make 4 equal size boxes:


HS Thomas
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You make it seem easy, Andrew.
One final one.
A prisoner is locked up in a castle surrounded by a moat. Logs of equal length were used to shore up the moat. Luckily two more logs were left in the castle. Using the two logs the prisoner has to make a safe bridge to cross the moat.

Imagine the logs (lines forming the outer square ) are of equal length. Use matchsticks if you have to; there are 3 matchsticks along each side of the moat.
Once he has crossed he has to make his way to an island in a lake. On the small island ,dead in the middle, is a small tree.The lake is large and deep and 300m wide and the escapee cannot swim.On the shore is another tree. He has stowed away a rope rather more than 300m long. How can he get from the shore to the island to hide away.

Imagine the lake is a larger circle surrounding the island. The full stop is the shore tree, very close to the shore.The island tree is dead in the middle of o.

regards
[ August 19, 2003: Message edited by: HS Thomas ]
 
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