It doesn’t matter who we are, we probably enjoy doing a puzzle every once in a while. Some people do them in order to pass the time and others do puzzles to keep their minds sharp. Regardless of whether you do them every day or if you only do them when you have some extra time, you probably realize that not everybody does them at the same speed. In fact, it is often said that people who have higher IQs are able to figure out puzzles more quickly than those who may have lower IQs.
Puzzles come in almost every shape and size that you can possibly imagine. Just off the top of my head, I can think of word finds, sudoku, jigsaw puzzles and crossword puzzles. You probably have your favorite. If you do just a little searching, you will also find that there are puzzles online that test your IQ level. This puzzle may not give you a particular number but I can tell you that it is very complicated. It typically requires somebody with a high IQ and some serious ‘out of the box thinking’ to get it.
The puzzle itself involves sticks of different colors. They have been arranged in such a way that it is a simple mathematical equation of 6 + 4 = 4. It doesn’t take a mathematical genius to realize that the equation is wrong but there is a challenge involved. You only need to move one stick and the equation will be correct.
There are actually 4 different solutions to the problem is if you can determine what they are. Each one has its own challenges in figuring out how to move the sticks so that the numbers still make sense and the equation is correct. You would probably think it is easier because the sticks are colored.
SPOILER ALERT: You can turn the 6 into a 0 by moving the green line and the equation would be correct. Another is to take the yellow line from the ‘plus’ and use it to make the 6 and 8. There are also a number of other ways to solve the puzzle by moving more than one stick but that would be considered cheating. How many did you get?