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Rectify the following equality 101 - 102 = 1 by moving just one digit.

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Move the numeral 2 half a line up to achieve 101 - 102 = 1.

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this is what i thought:

move '1' to the other side of the equation so nothing is left on the right hand side (ie. 0!)

so u get:

101-102+1 = 0

hows that!

that requires adding a '+' sign, which wouldn't be right.

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Motto: 'To Start Press Any Key'. Where's the ANY key? - Homer Simpson

Back in the old days, very old days - 8 bit processors, 5-1/4 floppies and dreams of hard drives - I met a man whose business it was to provide telephone support for the users of his client's software. He told me that the most commonly asked question was "Where is the any key?" It wasn't long before software publishers went to "Press the space bar to continue."

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Some of these problems are not at all clear. I spent a long time with this one without an answer becuase it was not mentioned in the instructinos that you can add or remove mathematical opperators.

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Back in the old days, very old days - 8 bit processors, 5-1/4 floppies and dreams of hard drives - I met a man whose business it was to provide telephone support for the users of his client's software. He told me that the most commonly asked question was "Where is the any key?" It wasn't long before software publishers went to "Press the space bar to continue."

I met a man whose business it was to provide telephone support too. His customers were very upset that it took 3-5 days to get help, but they had a working phone when he was done.

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last i recall 101-102 is not 1 but -1, and that is the err that needs to be rectified

the instructions were to change one numeral so that the equation would be true. if u looked at the answer, he changed that numeral and therefore his answer is correct

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