## Remove 2 matchsticks to leave 6 triangles puzzle

Remove 2 matchsticks from the matchstick puzzle figure of 8 triangles to leave 6 triangles. How many solutions can you find? Recommended time 30 minutes...

This **strategy of problem solving** urges us to start analyzing desired end states of the problem and compare the prospective solutions with the initial state to identify the most suitable one. This novel approach usually results in finding the shortest path to the solution at least cost. The approach starts from a **completely different angle from the conventional.**

Formally we state this great problem solving concept as,

Analyze the Possible End States of the problem and compare each with the initial problem stateto first judge degree of similarity between the two, select the most feasible end state with maximum similarity with the initial problem state and test this solution against existing constraints to confirm its validity as the most desirable solution.

In more simple terms, **we observe the importance of the end state or goal state of a problem** and analyze it fully to judge how quickly and at what least cost we can reach this desired goal state from the defined intial problem state. Primarily the magic happns when **the goal end state and the initial starting state are analyzed together for finding the shortest path between the two.**

*Wherever we could apply this extra powerful problem solving strategy, we have seen practically lightning fast solution of the problem along a very short path. This approach bypasses usual mass of conventional options that delay solution.*

Submitted by Atanu Chaudhuri on Tue, 28/04/2020 - 22:05

Remove 2 matchsticks from the matchstick puzzle figure of 8 triangles to leave 6 triangles. How many solutions can you find? Recommended time 30 minutes...

Submitted by Atanu Chaudhuri on Wed, 04/03/2020 - 16:55

This is the 12th matchstick puzzle with solution. You have to move 8 matchsticks in a figure made up 5 squares and reduce the number of squares to 2. How many unique solutions can you find? In how many ways can you solve the puzzle?

Submitted by Atanu Chaudhuri on Sun, 23/02/2020 - 02:06

This is the eleventh matchstick puzzle with solution. You have to move 3 matchsticks in a figure made up 4 squares and reduce the number of squares to 3. How many unique solutions can you find? In how many ways can you solve the puzzle?

Submitted by Atanu Chaudhuri on Mon, 17/02/2020 - 16:24

The 8th set of 10 questions on Surds and Indices for SSC CHSL is followed by answers and then the detailed explanatory solutions. For maximum gains, the test should be taken first, and then only the solutions are to be referred to...

Submitted by Atanu Chaudhuri on Thu, 21/11/2019 - 11:15

This is the eighth matchstick puzzle with solution. You have to move 5 matchsticks in the nose-up figure of kite to make it upside down as if diving down. In how many ways can you do it?

Submitted by Atanu Chaudhuri on Fri, 15/11/2019 - 02:08

This is the seventh matchstick puzzle with solution. You have to move 3 matchsticks in a figure made up 5 squares and reduce the number of squares to 4. In how many ways can you do it?

Submitted by Atanu Chaudhuri on Sat, 26/10/2019 - 15:31

This is the part 2 of the solutions of last 5 questions in SSC CGL Tier II Solution set 18 on trigonometry 4. All 5 problems including the advanced ones are solved quickly in a few steps using suitable concepts and techniques...

Submitted by Atanu Chaudhuri on Sat, 26/10/2019 - 15:23

This is the part 1 of the solutions of first 5 questions in SSC CGL Tier II Solution set 18 on trigonometry 4. All 5 problems including a few requiring advanced concepts are solved quickly in a few steps using suitable concepts and techniques...

Submitted by Atanu Chaudhuri on Fri, 11/10/2019 - 18:55

This is the part 2 of the solutions of last 5 questions in SSC CGL Tier II Solution set 12 on trigonometry 2. All 5 problems including the tricky ones are solved quickly in a few steps using suitable concepts and techniques...

Submitted by Atanu Chaudhuri on Wed, 02/10/2019 - 18:34

In this part 2, the last 5 questions in SSC CGL Tier II Solution set 7 on trigonometry 1 of suresolv.com are solved with clear explanation. Approach has been to solve each problem in minimum time using basic trigonometric and algebraic concepts and suitable methods.