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16 + 53 + 3 + 27 + 7 = 14

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When does the following equation become true:

16 + 53 + 3 + 27 + 7 = 14

Answer:

It becomes true when the addends are replaced with the chemical symbol of that atomic number...

16 = S (Sulfur)
53 = I (Iodine)
3 = Li (Lithium)
27 = Co (Cobalt)
7 = N (Nitrogen)

...and the sum is replaced with the element name, not symbol, that has that atomic number.

So the equation would in fact look like this:

S + I + Li + Co + N = Silicon

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