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## #1 2013-01-22 01:29:03

n872yt3r
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### Matchstick Puzzle

Say you have matchsticks in the form of the Roman Numerals X - X = X. You have to move one matchstick to make this sequence not wrong. X - X = X  (10 - 10 = 10.)

Hint: Not wrong.

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## #2 2013-01-22 01:58:41

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### Re: Matchstick Puzzle

How do you that that is not wrong?

By the way, X is 10, not 5.

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## #3 2013-01-22 02:21:30

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### Re: Matchstick Puzzle

Oops, that was a big blunder. Well, "not wrong" is the definition of correct, and on many math problems they say "which of the following statements makes the equation correct." And I don't know of any way you can make it correct.

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