5 September 2013

Today’s puzzle

One more week. One more flight back home on Thursday. One more puzzle.

Following is a rather poor attempt on my part to draw 12 matchsticks forming a tic-tac-toe shape.ย Here is what you have to do. Move only THREE of these sticks to new positions and form three identical squares.


Posted September 5, 2013 by Rajib Roy in category "Puzzles


  1. By Rajib Roy (Post author) on

    Based on some answers, I think I should have been a little more precise…. The end result will be three identical squares and nothing else. No hanging sticks, left out sticks, extra shapes etc.

  2. By Kihtrak Srin (Post author) on

    thank you….i was wondering at the sudden smartness transformation ๐Ÿ™‚ Now, I am no longer rushed ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. By Rajib Roy (Post author) on

    Looks like quite a few have cracked this. Among others, the twin sisters Debatri and Bijetri, Ninad’s daughter, Shoma’s husband, Milind et. al. I am copying Robi (Shoma’s hisband’s picture)


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