# Matchstick Puzzle

## Matchstick Puzzle: 4 Triangles

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In the given picture there are two triangles made of 3 match sticks each. Now how would convert these two triangles into four triangles by removing only one match stick.

## 4 Triangles

In the given picture there are two triangles made of 3 match sticks each. Now how would convert these two triangles into four triangles by removing only one match stick.

## Solution

There is no rational method to solve this problem. As it is practically impossible to create 4 triangles out of 6 matchsticks unless we are breaking them in half. However according to the question we can only move one stick, which also disables the breaking option.

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