If you’re looking for ideas to engage your kids in fun and brain-boosting activities, you definitely have to give matchstick puzzles a try. These lateral thinking puzzles have been around for a long time and **have always captured the interest of people of all ages**. In this simple matchstick challenge, 6-0=81, you have to think outside the box to **solve the equation by moving only two matchsticks**.

**A simple solution is to move the two matchsticks of the number 1 to get the equation 8+0=8, but can you find the other solution?**

## IQ test: move only 2 matchsticks to make the equation right

**Tip to find the solution:** you have to think differently and think outside the box.

## The solution to today’s digital challenge

**Step 1:**

To solve the 6-0=81 matchstick puzzle, first move a matchstick from the equal sign to the minus sign. Now the minus sign becomes the equals sign and the equals sign becomes the minus sign.

**Step 2:**

Then move the matchstick to the top right of the number 0 horizontally in the middle, so that the number 0 becomes 9.

This is the 2nd option! You have a doubt? Remember, we told you to think outside the box and think outside the box. Just change your point of view and look at the image from another angle. And what happens if you look at the image upside down? **This is the correct equation 18-9=9**.

**Did you manage to find the solution without cheating?**