62 = 49?
Trick brain teasers appear difficult at first, but they have a trick that makes them really easy.
How can you change the statement below into a correct equation? You may freely move the digits but do not remove or add any new digits or symbols.
62 = 49
Answer
Move the 6 to the top right of the 2, so it represents 2 to the power of 6. Rotate the 9 by 180 degrees and place it in front of the 4.
2^6 = 64
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Comments
braingle100
Dec 07, 2009
 I think that this teaser should go in the MATH category instead. 
wicked_one
Dec 08, 2009
 I love this one 
markmonnin
Dec 09, 2009
 Another answer... 6^2 = 4x9 = 36 
fishmed
Dec 10, 2009
 That does not work as you can't add the 'x' sign. 
MarcM1098
Dec 11, 2009
 Very creative; good job! 
elentir
Dec 29, 2009
 Great teaser! As for the category, I think the 'Trick' category is appropriate since you have to rotate the 9 into a 6. That is definitely not a mathematical property/operation. Besides, it was the category that clued me into how to solve it. 
legotboy
Feb 11, 2010
 I thought it was kinda dumb It wasn't really a teser it was like a math kind of challenge. I don't really think it belongs in this section. 
dragoran
Feb 16, 2010
 Very clever
Good job! 
sashomarine
Mar 29, 2010
 Just one question though.... Where'd the '^' come from? 
Dylan1069
May 18, 2010
 the ^ just represents that you have to put the 6 above the 2, because you can't do that when you're typing. 
beyonce123
Jun 01, 2010
 soooo....... this is trick how? 
dalfamnest
Jun 02, 2010
 In one sense, it's not a trick, because you do just move the digits around as stated. However, because the '2' moves in an unusual way, it was thought to be better in the 'Trick' category. I think it would fit equally well as 'Math'. Either way, I hope it's still fun enough and a bit of a challenge. 
BriangleJJ
Jul 08, 2010
 You got me... 
Wendifly
Jul 21, 2010
 This puzzle is not fair. The instructions clearly say that you can not add anything and yet the solution contains a '^' symbol. Someone needs to check the submissions a bit more carefully before posting them. 
dalfamnest
Jul 21, 2010
 Hi Wendifly  and welcome to Braingle!
I'm sorry you didn't enjoy my teaser. However, please read the solution again more carefully  it states that you move the 6 to the top right of the 2  that makes "2 to the power of 6", which equals 64. The 64 is obtained by rotating the 9, as explained. The "^" is not needed in the answer. I simply used that at the end to restate the equation.
In the Trick category you have to be quite lateral in your thinking  also rotational in this case!
I'm sure you'll find plenty here to challenge and satisfy you.
I've written this not so much in selfdefence, as to defend the Editors who have very high standards  as you will find when you start submitting your own creations! 
Coolnine9
Jul 26, 2010
 YOU SAID NO SYMBOLS CAN BE ADDED! This teaser is wrong! 
dalfamnest
Jul 26, 2010
 What symbol has been added, Coolnine? Please check your criticisms carefully  some of us spend a lot of time writing, checking, evaluating and editing teasers for you. Of course, they are not perfect, and mistakes do occur. Not this time.
Please read the solution again carefully, and my comment above to Wendifly. 
DemonLord8
Sep 06, 2010
 Lol, I got it. Anyways, I think it shud be in the math category too. 
zembobo
Nov 21, 2011
 dalfa, you don't just move a number to the corner of another number to make it a power. You have to resize it too. I was close though. I thought about rotating the 6 or 9 but still could not get it to come out. 
CaptainJ
May 22, 2012
 Tilt the right ends of the equals sign in to make the greater than sign. = > 
dalfamnest
May 19, 2016
 Hi Zembobo. There is no law of mathematics that states that an index or exponent MUST be written in a smaller type. That is, of course, a pragmatic convention, but NOT part of the definition. 
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