**QUESTION 1**

Ōe is a town in Yamagata, Japan.

Remove 2 to leave 1.

**QUESTION 2**

MOVE 3 matchsticks to make the equation true. Can you find all 3 solutions?

**QUESTION 3**

TAKE AWAY 3 matchsticks to form the SMALLEST possible number?

**QUESTION 4**

The vertical matchsticks on the scale all have the same weight. To balance the scale you need to add 1 more matchstick. Where would you place it?

Left of balancing point: 4 + 2 + 1 + 1 = 8 units

Right of balancing point: 3 + 3 + 4 = 10 units

From the above we can see we need to add 2 more units to the left of the balancing point. This is done by placing the matchstick as shown in the solution.

**QUESTION 5**

Replace the "?" with the next number in the sequence.

**QUESTION 6**

The equation above is not true. Move only 1 matchstick to make it true.

**QUESTION 7**

Move only 1 matchstick to make the horse standing on its hind legs.

**QUESTION 8**

Move 3 matchsticks to make the equation true.

**QUESTION 9**

Everything did not go well for this out of control skier - it ended with his head in the snow and skis in the air!

Move only 3 matchsticks to show how his skiing ended.

**QUESTION 10**

Take away 3 matchsticks to make the above equation true. Can you find both solutions?

**QUESTION 11**

What is the next figure in the sequence above?

2. The broken matchstick with head moves clockwise one corner at a time retaining the horizontal position with matchstick-head pointing to the right.

3. The broken matchstick without head moves back and forth from the bottom right corner to the top left retaining the vertical position.

**QUESTION 12**

Move only 1 matchstick to make the equation true. Can you find both solutions?

**QUESTION 13**

Take away 3 matchsticks to make the above equation true. There are 3 correct solutions. Can you find them all?

**QUESTION 14**

Move 4 matchsticks to make the equation true.

**QUESTION 15**

Move 2 matchsticks to create 2 squares. The 2 squares must be different in size.

**QUESTION 16**

This puzzle is similar to but different from Number 15.

Move 3 matchsticks to create 3 squares. The 3 squares must be different in size.

**QUESTION 17**

Take away 5 matchsticks to make the above equation true.

**QUESTION 18**

The equation above is not true. Take away 2 matchsticks to make it true.

**QUESTION 19**

The above layout shows a distance of 100 metres. Move 2 matchsticks to convert it to the smallest possible distance.

**QUESTION 20**

Move 3 matchsticks to make the equation true.

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