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Equation drawing (Posted on 2002-11-10) Difficulty: 3 of 5
How can you make the following equation true by drawing only one straight line:

5+5+5=550

Can you figure it out?

See The Solution Submitted by Raveen    
Rating: 3.1818 (11 votes)

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Solution solution to the problem Comment 12 of 12 |
We draw a line in the upper left corner in the first visible plus
sign from the left, transforming the "+" into a "4".

The equation thus becomes:
545 + 5 = 550,
which is indeed accurate as the rhs of the equation is equal to its lhs.  

Edited on October 15, 2007, 5:24 am
  Posted by K Sengupta on 2007-10-15 05:24:03

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