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Absurd Arithmetic



 

Puzzle ID:#49888
Fun:*** (2.5)
Difficulty:*** (2.11)
Category:Other
Submitted By:ThinksForFun*

 

 

 



Step 1. Start with five, which is five.
Step 2. Add one, giving six.
Step 3. Add one, giving eight.
Step 4. Subtract one, giving nine.
Step 5. Subtract one, giving three.
Step 6. Subtract two, giving seven.

What is going on here? In what situation does this make sense?


Hint

The things being added and subtracted are not the same as the things they are resulting in.
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Comments

eighsseAus*
Jul 29, 2013

First

This is a good one! It was tough but I got it after a few minutes.

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