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?
Well, this puzzle is not a cakewalk!
Trying to figure out?
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.
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.
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