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Menacing Matchsticks VII

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Puzzle ID:#38533
Fun:** (2.01)
Difficulty:*** (2.95)
Submitted By:calmsaviorAus******




You will need ten matchsticks for this.

First, take seven matchsticks and make the digital representation of 8. After that, take the other three matchsticks and place them on the short edge of the 8, such that the matchsticks look like a 3x1 rectangle.

The last three matchsticks take away the distinction of the matchstick body to the number 8. The number 8 is known to be just above 7. The challenge is this: move three matchsticks to make something that is "just above 7".

All matchsticks must be within the object. Matchsticks must not be removed, stacked, or broken. The matchsticks must all stay together connected.

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Sep 30, 2007

Good teaser but can't you use sticks or pencils instead?
Oct 01, 2007

I figured out that it was supposed to be an ampersand, but I couldn't figure out how to do it.
Oct 03, 2007

Oct 08, 2007

Great... but it would be useful if there was diagram available... LOL
Oct 26, 2007

Haha, I spelled "and" instead. Sort of...O_o

The N and the D shared a side. Oh well.
Nov 25, 2007

lol i thought it was the F5 key
Apr 05, 2008

I love this , this is totally awesome

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