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Matchstick PuzzlerRAY: This puzzler is from the matchstick series. Imagine, if you will, that you have four matchsticks of equal length. From those, you can easily make a square. #2 20051109 15:28:18
Re: Matchstick Puzzler
"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #3 20051110 05:18:44
Re: Matchstick PuzzlerI'm not good at visualising things, so I don't know if MathsIsFun's solution works. Here's mine. Why did the vector cross the road? It wanted to be normal. #4 20051110 07:44:42
Re: Matchstick PuzzlerDoh! It's neater than mine! "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #5 20051110 16:20:18
Re: Matchstick PuzzlerNo! It doesn't show on the pink background. Last edited by justlookingforthemoment (20051110 16:20:41) #6 20051116 11:28:09
Re: Matchstick Puzzlercongratulations all, it looks like a !Last edited by MathsIsFun (20051116 16:15:29) #7 20051116 16:16:45
Re: Matchstick Puzzler... I muffled your answer. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #9 20051130 14:07:39
Re: Matchstick PuzzlerI hope I do this right, I am looking for the history and origin of the matchstick puzzle. Does anyone know where I might find this information? 