Another Match Equation Puzzle

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Here’s another match equation puzzle.

The illustration represents an incorrect Roman numerals equation (3 = 30). Move only two matches to make this equation valid. You cannot shift the position of the other matches.

Solution (Click to Show)

solution match equation

The solution involves Roman numerals and a multiplication sign. So, it can be read as:

C = X × X,

where X is the Roman numeral for 10 and C is the Roman numeral for 100.

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