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Move exactly 3 matches to correct the equation.

Reads 6758-267=3519

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There are no spaces, just some room for possible matches. In the end we ignore all spaces. Digits that are not seperated by a plus, minus or equals to depict a number.

I think this is a hard one, if asking a person to solve with real matches.

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Very mildly lateral

6136 - 2617 = 3519 enter image description here

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    $\begingroup$ This is actually the one intended. Good job! $\endgroup$
    – Bitterblue
    Nov 23, 2022 at 8:17
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    $\begingroup$ Good answer, "There are no spaces, just some room for possible matches." i.m.o. clearly hinted that 'mildly lateral' was intended. $\endgroup$
    – Retudin
    Nov 23, 2022 at 9:29
  • $\begingroup$ @Retudin yeah, I noticed that, too, but wasn't sure. $\endgroup$
    – loopy walt
    Nov 24, 2022 at 13:06
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Solution:

3786 - 267 = 3519

Graphically:

3786 - 267 = 3519 match puzzle solution

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  • $\begingroup$ Wow, great! I didn't expect to find 2 other solutions. $\endgroup$
    – Bitterblue
    Nov 23, 2022 at 8:16
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Here's another way to do it (very similar to fljx)

5786 - 267 = 5519

Graphically

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Very wildly lateral

funny solution

6186 - 261 ≠ 3519

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    $\begingroup$ If we don't have a codified universal rule yet against changing = to ≠ in matchstick puzzles, we should. It's the most boring, unoriginal "solution" there is. $\endgroup$ Nov 23, 2022 at 7:17
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    $\begingroup$ I wrote "to correct the equation". Is it still an equation using ≠ ? I'd say not. $\endgroup$
    – Bitterblue
    Nov 23, 2022 at 8:11

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