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Toothpick Teasers

Patently Different:   Toothpick Teasers

Toothpick Box Challenge

The adjacent image contains both the challenge and solution to a tantallizing Toothpick Teaser that we first published in the May 2008 edition of our company newsletter, Asymptote Review.

The challenge is to increase the total number of squares in the adjacent arrangement by moving or removing just two toothpicks.

Once you've figured out the answer, you can verify that you're correct by moving your mouse over the adjacent image to reveal the answer.

HINT: Some puzzles require thinking outside the box, and others don't.

Quiz Quiz Link

Our initial Patently Different quiz, also published in the May 2008 issue of Asymptote Review, was the adjacent Tootpick Patent Quiz.

To test your toothpick knowledge, click on the adjacent image.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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