Brain Test: Can You Make A Square By Moving Only One MatchStick

Brain Test Moving Only One MatchStick

Matchstick Test: Are You Intelligent Enough To Create a Square By Moving Just 1 Match?
The brain benefits of the puzzle are immense and have been tested by scientists years ago. A vast literature is available on attempts to measure the benefits of the puzzle on the human mind and results showed improvement in cognitive and executive functions.

However, whether you will reap the brain benefits or not depends on your mental strength. Those who work on hard puzzles will get a higher cognitive boost than those who solve puzzles having easy-to-medium level difficulty. And, of course, your interest and dedication play a big role too.

Studying people who love solving puzzles on a daily basis showed that puzzles offer various psychological benefits:

  • Improved Memory
  • Heightened Creativity
  • Facilitating the Whole Brain Approach
  • Dopamine (feel-good hormone) Production
  • Meditation (helps the mind stay calm)

The Matchstick Puzzle

This puzzle is designed to test your analytical thinking.

Given below is the picture of four matchsticks arranged in a plus-sign shape with the red-coated heads facing outwards. People are racking their brains to solve this logistical problem. 

Seem too simple right? Get ready!

Wait! Don’t hurry up!

There is a small twist!

You can move only one match to make a square.

Now that is what is driving people crazy!

Can you do it?

Brain Test: Can You Make A Square By Moving Only One MatchStick
Brain Test: Can You Make A Square By Moving Only One MatchStick

Well, this puzzle is not a cakewalk!

Trying to figure out? 

Thinking…..?

Still, thinking…?

Don’t get baffled, stay clam! The answer is right in front of you! Think out of the box and approach the problem with a different angle. Focus deeper on alternative methods to make the square with a single matchstick. 

Need hint?

Check out the video below that shows the match puzzle gives you less than a minute to try and find the answer before revealing the solution. In case you need more time, you can pause the video.

Good luck!

Enjoyed the matchstick test? Let us know in comments and feel free to share it with your friends and folks.

You may also like


matchstick test
Are You Intelligent Enough To Create a Square By Moving Just 1 Match?
Brain Test Moving Only One MatchStick Pin
Brain Test: Can You Make A Square By Moving Only One MatchStick

10 thoughts on “Brain Test: Can You Make A Square By Moving Only One MatchStick”

  1. Take the match at right, rotate it to vertical and place it above the left end of the match at left. This creates a stylized number 4. 4 is the square of 2. QED.

  2. if we are talking about how to form a square (Polygon) by moving one matchstick(means in any way) so, there two ways, found better: first is that we can just move the second vertical side little bit so, in this way, a small square form between the three or second is that we can just put left-hand side matchstick lying horizontally and then bend it softly then put it on the space between the two(matchsticks) making an angle. After doing this, a square would form.

  3. Take the rightmost horizontal match and place it diagonally between the upper vertical match and the leftmost horizontal match. This makes the number 4 which is the square of the number 2.

  4. 1.just touch any of the stick,keep it in its own place….There is already square formed in the centre….At the tip of the sticks

  5. I would do it differently.
    Pull any one matchstick. Break that match exactly into two pieces, place those two pieces in one of the two remaining quadrants of the plus sign so that they form a perfect square off of half sections of the other matches.

Comments are closed.

Scroll to Top