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How many addition signs needed to get the sum of 99 and two similar puzzles

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How many addition signs are to be placed between the digits of number 987654321 to get a total of 99, and where should they be placed? Time limit 10 minutes. In part 2 and 3 of the puzzle, use digits 1 to 9 each only once to form numbers sum of which is 99. Part 2: how many ways can you do it? Part 3: find the number of ways this can be done using minimum number of addition signs. For the last two parts of the puzzle there is no time limit...

Move 2 matchsticks to make 6 squares and move 8 matchsticks to make 6 squares - a pair of matchstick puzzles

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Solve two puzzles, both to form a 6 square matchstick figure. In the first puzzle, form the 6 squares by moving 2 matches and in the second puzzle moving 8 matches. Time to solve both puzzles is 10 minutes. Solve by thinking in radically new way...

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