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The Three-Move Matchstick Game

 

There are three piles of matches on the table.
One pile has 11, the second has 7, and the third has 6 matches.


Your task is to move matches so that each pile holds 8 matches in the end. You have to accomplish this in three moves.


Here are the conditions:

  • You may add to any pile only as many matches as it already has.
    (For example, if pile has 6 matches, you can add only 6 matches to it.)
  • All matches must come from one other pile. (For example, if you want to add to a pile no. 2, then all the matches have to come either from pile no. 1 or pile no.3. They cannot come from both no.1 and no.3.)




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