Make up four: a puzzle
A colleague gave me this puzzle yesterday. It is very cool.
Rearrange the sticks on the left hand side of the equal sign, so the sum does equal 4.
 +  +  = 4
Note: The plus signs are also made up of sticks.
Post your answers in the comments field.
Elias.
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Rearrange the sticks on the left hand side of the equal sign, so the sum does equal 4.
 +  +  = 4
Note: The plus signs are also made up of sticks.
Post your answers in the comments field.
Elias.
Technorati tags: Technorati tags: Puzzle Mathematics
Comments
There are two solutions :)
1) (mathematical) (Left as an exercise for the student  AKA I'm still working on it.)
2) (artistic)
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 = 4


In all honesty though, I am visually challenged and very impressed by this solution. Keep working on the mathematical one.
very simple
simply move the two sticks for on top iof the 
like so
 + III = 4
am i good or what?
the font didnt quite give the desired effect...
but u get my drift, right?
 +  +  +  = 4
Am I missing something? This seems too easy.
TB, your solution would work well except that you are not allowed to move two sticks.
o yes, one stick movement is very easy!
just very obvious
what about this:
remove one of the matchsticks, then move one only to make a true equation.
Good luck, E & Co.