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Brainteaser: Can you solve this match puzzle in just two moves?

Now this one is tough, probably one of the hardest puzzles on our site! But it does have two solutions. Your task is to move certain matchsticks to create four triangles. You have one of two options:

  1. You can only move two matchsticks. They are allowed to overlap.
  2. You can only move three matchsticks. They are not allowed to overlap.

It may be hard to visualize the answer in your head. Arranging six actual matchsticks and using trial and error may help you solve this one.


If you were thinking in two dimensions, then moving two matches to create two small triangles inside of two larger triangles is your solution.


If you were thinking in three dimensions, then moving three matches to create a triangular pyramid is your solution.


How did you do?

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