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1 Line Makes it True

Math brain teasers require computations to solve.

 

Puzzle ID:#22602
Fun:*** (2.3)
Difficulty:** (1.69)
Category:Math
Submitted By:settra626Aus***
Corrected By:CPlusPlusMan

 

 

 



Take this equation:

ll-llll=ll

Now move 1 line to make it true.

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Comments

theketchupwins*
May 01, 2005

*twitch*
mi2mo2tx*us*
May 01, 2005

mmmm.... The math is not correct using ones, that's what threw me. Maybe if x's were used instead. Dunno...
AmericanIdiot**
May 02, 2005

not too shabby i agrre with the previous statments however. There could be some improvments but if this is ure first teaser Way to go!
shandela**
May 02, 2005

Yeah, I think using roman numeral I's would make it less confusing. although I also skimmed and didn't catch the 1 "line" remark so I was actually tricked that way.
kcelf27**
May 02, 2005

I thought of moving the - sign so that it was squeezed inbetween the four 1's. So that it would have read 4-2=2. OR 1111-11=11.

If you just used lower case L's and refered to them as lines that might work better. Good job for your first one though!!!
BrownEyesAus*
May 04, 2005

I don't get it. Oh well!
darthforman*
May 04, 2005

sould be under trick instead of math but good one still.

exterminatorAus*
May 07, 2005

great teaser! good job
jarm*
May 14, 2005

yeah, roman numeral would help but still a good one. was fun!!
lilianxie
May 14, 2005

That was fun... The weird ones threw me off..
sissy245Acz*
May 15, 2005

i thought it would turn out to be eleven minus eleven minus eleven equals negative eleven
orlie0618Aus*
May 23, 2005

really cool!!
vikingboyAus*
May 24, 2005

how does 'one thousand one hundred and eleven" minus "eleven" equal "eleven"???

Even Roman numerals wouldn't work. four is IV not IIII.
plain17jane*us*
Jun 09, 2005

ok after reading the comments it made a little more sense,but it's still like whoa , ya no???
settra626Aus*
Jun 19, 2005

well, it wasnt supposed to be 1s (ones) it was just supposed to be lines. o well, im glad most of u liked it!
paul726Aus*
Dec 08, 2005

It would work mathematically by taking a one from the foursome, and placing it diagonally over the equal sign, making it a 'not-equal-to' sign.
zigthepigAen*
Jan 10, 2006

Woot! Good job!
hockeygirl*mx*
Mar 19, 2006

wow sethy your really good at this!!!
i liked it alot i dint even get it that shows how good it was!!!
mommablough*us*
May 04, 2006

great job on your first teaser sethy. I look forward to your next.
bpkeller*
May 06, 2006

Oh..............I feel so dumb now
brits1994*gb*
May 06, 2006

hey good one u fooled me!!
Swordoffury1392*us*
May 22, 2006

Or you could make the = into a does not equal sign!
Spice_2Aus*
Jun 20, 2006

I guessed move the subtration sign and have it slnted over the equals sign so it says 6 does not equal 2
brits1994*gb*
Jun 22, 2006

Cooleo
aangoAus*
Jul 29, 2006

Very good Idea!

IIII-II=II
(Romans usually used IIII, we simplified it to IV)
javaguru*us*
Feb 09, 2009

Same issue with lack of clarity if the "lines" were ones or tally marks. Saw the expected solution right away, but spent some time looking for a solution that treated the lines as ones instead of tally marks.



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