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Posted on 2006-06-07

Move a single matchstick to make the equation true. The = sign mustn't be dashed over. The first 2 different solutions get 250 points.

X=II

X=II

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Every match puzzle can be solved by changing the = sign to > or <. This way it's not a challenge.

The guy who gave me the puzzle said he knew another solution. As he is a mathematician I'm sure that he thought of something more tricky than interpreting // as II in italics. I'm curiously waiting for the alternative solution.

/ = | 1 |

X=L

or

X=T

where X & L or T become variable.

so, when we replace X with 4 and L with 4;

X=L

4=4 it's true..

X^0 = 1

:)

Only moving one match!

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