Answer to the Friday Puzzle…..

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On Friday I set this puzzle….

Can you move 2 of these coins and change the direction of the arrow?

arrow1

If you have not tried to solve it, have a go now.  For everyone else the answer is after the break.

Take the two coins shown in grey in the diagram below and move them below the arrow.

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I have produced an ebook containing 101 of the previous Friday Puzzles! It is called PUZZLED and is available for the Kindle(UKhere and USA here) and on the iBookstore (UK here in the USA here). You can try 101 of the puzzles for free here.

20 comments on “Answer to the Friday Puzzle…..

  1. Anonymous says:

    I solve this puzzle without moving any coin! can you do it Richard?https://richardwiseman.wordpress.com/2013/01/14/answer-to-the-friday-puzzle-188/

  2. Anonymous says:

    The only puzzle is how anyone ever thought this could be a puzzle.

  3. Eddie says:

    I don’t get your comment. Especially the ‘Ooops!’ bit.

  4. Martha says:

    I moved them above the arrow, so no, I didn’t get it

  5. Stan says:

    I thought it was a fine puzzle. It took me about one minute. First, I had to realize that the wording was “change the direction” not “reverse the direction”. Second, I had to notice the triangle of coins.

  6. Dharmaruci says:

    i had different ans that had arrow pointing south east. anyone else?

  7. Anonymous says:

    Hugh that is moving all the coins!

  8. Lazy T says:

    The two coins could also be piled on top of the gap in the centre of the triangle to make the arrow point upwards.

  9. jerry996 says:

    Richard’s answer makes the arrow point “northwest,” but you could use the same method to make it point “southeast.”

  10. jerry996 says:

    Whoops! I meant “northeast” instead of “northwest”.

  11. Anonymous says:

    very easy took 1 second

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