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Old 07-26-2009, 09:50 AM
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In response to the "Equation" with the toothpicks episode.

| + || + ||| = ||||

If the rule is changing the right side of the equation is not allowed, then the following wouldn't work. Otherwise, if the rule is don't change the number itself, then...

| - || + ||| = - |||| (Assuming you do 2 + 3 BEFORE subtracting from 1)

Just thought that was another interesting idea.

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Old 07-26-2009, 10:56 AM
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| - || + ||| = - |||| (Assuming you do 2 + 3 BEFORE subtracting from 1)


Dude, you can come up with a lot of solutions when you start ignoring conventional laws for arithmetic.
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Another easy way to do this trick is simple cut and paste using only two right clicks on your computer mouse.
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Old 07-26-2009, 11:08 PM
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Originally Posted by rem0te View Post
| - || + ||| = - |||| (Assuming you do 2 + 3 BEFORE subtracting from 1)
That's a stupid idea.

- IIII = -4

Adding two positive numbers cannot give you a negative.

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