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Old November 21 2012, 05:40 AM   #21
Alidar Jarok
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Re: A math puzzle

Others have explained it, but if you write out the squares for (3 - 4) and (5 - 4) it becomes obvious:

(3 - 4)^2 becomes (3 - 4) (3 - 4)

So it would be:
(3 - 4) (3 - 4) = (5 - 4) (5 - 4)
There's no way for that to turn into
3 - 4 = 5 - 4
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