The Six Pencils



Home / Puzzle Playground / Puzzles / Other /

One of the 6-pencil solutions is shown above.

Actually the 7-pencil solution to this puzzle is possible as well. Itis shown in the illustration.

And if to add two pencils but somewhat shorter (approx half the length of the given pencil) to the existing 6 pencils, then it is still possible to perform the task with these 8 pencils.

The 8-pencil solution is shown in the illustration.

This solution was sent to us by Ed Pegg Jr. who runs

Last Updated: September 5, 2007  |  Posted: June 23, 2001
PDF Version (277 KB)
< Home   |   Our Privacy Policy   |   About Puzzles.COM   |   Link to Us   |   Contact Us
Copyright 2001-2007
ThinkFun Inc. All Rights Reserved.
ThinkFun - Everybody plays.