7/12/2016 9:57:38 PM
heathecliffe Posts: 2

My friend gave me this puzzle and I can't figure it out. He always teases me when I try to answer it. Can we please solve this? So that I can slap the answer to his face. XD Here is the puzzle: Draw one line to make the equation work. ( He says that the "Not Equal" is not the right answer )
1918=18

7/12/2016 10:11:23 PM
Semipro Posts: 293

Does it have to be a straight line?

7/12/2016 10:43:51 PM
heathecliffe Posts: 2

Yes. The "1" are straight lines.
Here's the link to the image that he sent to me. https://postimg.org/image/9psjizgzl/

7/13/2016 12:58:31 PM
Semipro Posts: 293

I'm sorry, I've thought about this problem, and I didn't come up with an answer. Only this: if you use your line to cross out the second 8, you get a correct equation. But an 8 with a line through it isn't the same thing as a missing 8, so I'm not sure.

7/19/2016 12:58:01 PM
JohnJSal Posts: 135

Wow, okay. I have an answer but I have no idea if it's right. I'll put a hint and then some spoiler space first.
HINT: The line goes on the righthand side of the equation.
HINT: It crosses over existing numbers.
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
So I'm thinking if you draw a straight, horizontal line across the 18 on the righthand side, so that it divides the number in half to look like "10 / 10," that would evaluate to 1, which is also 1918.
Not sure if the answer is that convoluted though! Let us know!
