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dean_r


There's a storm in my teacup!

Well, in my dollar store mug.


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Puzzle!
Enfieldean
dean_r


As you can see, I have a picture attached to this post. It reads one equals seven, which is not mathematically correct.

Moving just one of the lines, you can make this mathematical equation correct. There are two ways to do this, one more obvious than the other.

I'll leave you to work this out. Comments to be screened so you can all answer with as wild a suggestion as you desire, without fear of someone suggesting your idea is balderdash.

This is as constructive as I get these days. I tinker on little projects, think of asinine little things, and I can't be bothered with more than the simpler things in life. I'm still very much content, mind. Just not really doing anything of noteworthy status.

Give me a weekend to work and something random and disconcerting will crop up.

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The answer's correct, and your statement about orange shoes is also very much correct.

Sadly, like the last puzzle I put up, I've got to delete this post of yours so others don't nab your idea. But you got one of the two solutions.

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I am a stickler (oho!) for tidiness - so I will shirk any non-pretty answers. Henceforth, your first idea was correct.

In truth, you're by far the closest to the second correct answer with a component of your post. You thought of an idea nobody else has.

From what you have determined: you are incorrect with the last statement. One of your other statements is part right, part wrong. The other two are correct.

You could make a reasonable house out of it.

But the big bad wolf would blow it down. No points for you.

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That's just sloppy, not tidy at all. If you'd moved a different stick there, this method of solving the puzzle would be correct.

There is still that second way of doing this, mind.

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But that's sloppy. It'd look untidy and you could pick a better line to move across to there.

Once you 'pick up the line' you can rotate it.

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First idea's right.

Second idea isn't. While it's a fair idea of attempting to ignore the idea that it's an equation, an equation it must be.

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I'm a tidy mathematician, and you are also with that amendment.

That equals correctness and commendation.

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Problem is, I've told people off for non-tidiness. You're left with a wonky symbol or a wonky digit; which mean I have to say that answer's not one I had.

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For answer one you're leaving a wonky 1. For answer two, you're moving both sticks from the = sign to make it <, because otherwise it'd be wonky again.

Wonkiness will not do.

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