The Six Coin Circle Problem

Here's a great puzzle to try yourself - and then when you solve it you can try it on your friends!

The Problem:

You have to start with six coins
arranged like this...

...and finish with them arranged
in a circle like this:


  • You must slide ONE coin at a time
  • When a coin is moved it must end up touching two other coins.
  • You have a maximum of THREE moves
  • While moving a coin you may not push other coins aside - the diagram shows what we mean!
This move is not allowed!

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