8 – 4 = 61 Matchstick Puzzle

8-4=61 matchstick puzzle

If you are looking for a quick activity for your kids, then you should try the matchstick puzzles on my blog. These lateral thinking puzzles are easy to setup and require a very basic material from home, a matchstick or a toothpick. In this tricky 8 – 4 = 61 matchstick puzzle, you have to solve the equation by moving just two matchsticks.


To get started, place the matchsticks as shown below in the puzzle. By just moving two matchstick, correct the equation 8 – 4 = 61. These lateral thinking puzzle might even change your point of view on how you look at a puzzle.

81-4 = 61 matchstick puzzle

Give it a try and let me know your solution in the comments section below.

I hope you find the puzzle interesting. And as a matter of fact, in the olden days every house had a box of matches and people not only used them to light up the candles but also to challenge their friends with tricky puzzles.

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Have fun !

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