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# Matchstick Equation

### #41

Posted 06 March 2008 - 06:11 AM

### #42

Posted 07 March 2008 - 07:03 AM

Matchstick Equation

Move one matchstick to get the correct equation.

It can be the solution also.....Spoiler for Solution

**Edited by dreamzMaster, 07 March 2008 - 07:05 AM.**

### #43

Posted 07 March 2008 - 12:46 PM

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### #44

Posted 26 March 2008 - 12:27 AM

I think there's really only one possible answer: that is, remove any one of the ones and place it at a diagonal over the equal sign, creating an 'inequal' sign (22/7 is not equal to 2, or 23/7 is not equal to 1, etc.).

THAT'S WHAT I WOULD HAVE DONE!!! OF COURSE THAT WOULD REQUIRE NO THINKING WHATSOEVER WHICH PROBABLY DEFIES THE WHOLE PURPOSE OF THE TEASER...BUT HEY IT WORKS.

**Edited by lulu1221, 26 March 2008 - 12:28 AM.**

### #45

Posted 26 March 2008 - 10:59 AM

well it is still there but something is added, Kept in it original state and meaning or these equals may not be moved reformed or added to other than too mean equals or use other ways to depict equals that are not moveable such as a normal drawn by pen equal sign, though that would somwhat spoil the appearance.no, not as per the edit posted long time ago which mentioned: "Edit: the answer is correct only to 2 decimal digits (since equals sign has to be kept)."

therefore i think they have answered within the perameters including decimal points too.

### #46

Posted 26 March 2008 - 08:04 PM

### #47

Posted 26 March 2008 - 08:05 PM

'Snowman' Mar 5 2008, 10:11 PM'

I think there's really only one possible answer: that is, remove any one of the ones and place it at a diagonal over the equal sign, creating an 'inequal' sign (22/7 is not equal to 2, or 23/7 is not equal to 1, etc.).

THAT'S WHAT I WOULD HAVE DONE!!! OF COURSE THAT WOULD REQUIRE NO THINKING WHATSOEVER WHICH PROBABLY DEFIES THE WHOLE PURPOSE OF THE TEASER...BUT HEY IT WORKS.

Scratch my answer. I like this one better. It solves all exact mathematical laws.

### #48

Posted 28 March 2008 - 12:24 PM

X_X_III

________= II

V___II

X_X_III

________= II

V___III

### #49

Posted 02 April 2008 - 01:43 AM

i.e., 22 divided by 7 is

*not*equal to 3.

So much for being a comedian! - Now back to studying & coming up with a

**serious**solution!

### #50

Posted 03 April 2008 - 10:40 PM

To be anal, I must point out that this only works to two digits of Pi. As soon as you hit 3 digits, the answer is wrong.

22 / 7 ~=

3.1428571428571428571428571428571

Pi ~=

3.1415926535897932384626433832795

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You're not being anal, it's what kept me from doing it. This' more a joke then a puzzel. Haha...my turn to buy, "cupla

Heine 's bar tender.

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