### The Mysterious Eleven Sticks

You have eleven sticks ( l l l l l l l l l l l ), without adding, subtracting, dividing, or multiplying (no math is necessary), how do you make nine from eleven?

You have eleven sticks ( l l l l l l l l l l l ), without adding, subtracting, dividing, or multiplying (no math is necessary), how do you make nine from eleven?