If you consider yourself a math enthusiast or someone who enjoys a good brain teaser, then this is for you.
The best part?
You only have 20 seconds to solve it.
The 1-matchstick move challenge
Here’s the challenge: you have an incorrect equation written with matchsticks; 5 + 9 = 9.
Your task is to correct the equation by moving only one matchstick. Sounds easy, right?
But remember, you only have a short 20 seconds to complete the task.
Ready, set, go!
Take your time to study the equation and use your logical skills to figure out the solution.
Remember, the clock is ticking, and you only get to move one matchstick.
Can you crack the equation in under 20 seconds?
Did you solve it?
Before we reveal the solution, take a moment to reflect. Were you able to solve the challenge?
If yes, congratulations!
You are amongst the few who can think on their feet and solve math puzzles under pressure.
If not, don’t worry. It’s not as easy as it sounds, and we’re here to guide you through the solution.
Here’s the solution
The correct solution to this brain teaser is 5 + 3 = 8.
By moving one matchstick from the 9 on the left of the equation to convert it into a 3, you create a valid equation.
So, for those who managed to solve it, great job! You have proven your IQ to be high enough to crack this challenge.
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