# Relocate one line to find the equality

just Relocate one of the line to find the equality. Tricky!

Note: No Inequality sign is accepted!

• Please tag this roman-numerals, for some reason it's not letting me
– smci
Commented May 13, 2017 at 22:37
• @smci: The system isn’t letting you tag this question as [roman-numerals] because that tag doesn’t exist, and you don’t have the privilege to create new tags.  Why do you think that it’s so important that people be able to see that this question involves Roman numerals without opening it? Before you waste any more effort suggesting unwelcome changes, you might want to try to get a better feel for what sort of changes will be approved. Commented May 14, 2017 at 20:10

My thoughts:

$\dfrac{X/II}{V}=I$

I dont really understand what's allowed or not but maybe

((X / 1) / V ) = 2 So basicly split the X in the middle so it becomes a divider and "I" that is moved to the right side of the equality sign

• This answer could be improved by expressing it (1) entirely as Roman numerals and (2) with the same multi-line geometric layout used in the question, as JonMark Perry’s answer did. On the other hand, you did (unlike JonMark Perry) explain your answer. Also, you answered first. Also, this is the answer I thought of when I saw the question, so +1 from me. And, aside from my first two bullet points, I don’t know why this answer isn’t accepted. Commented May 14, 2017 at 19:59

I'd say, take the bar from the 2nd X and put it on the right of the equality :

X / I
----- = II
V


(10 / 1) / 5 = 2.

• Welcome to Puzzling Stack Exchange! Note that another, earlier, answer already mentions this; generally, duplicate answers will be deleted. Commented May 13, 2017 at 14:32
• @Glorfindel I think it's not duplicate. Though the lines moved are same, the equations are different. Commented May 14, 2017 at 5:46
• @Techidiot: No, this answer is identical to user3660570’s answer, aside from trivial formatting differences. Commented May 14, 2017 at 19:59

How about if I do the following?

• Nope, that requires two line changes (leftmost 'X' -> 'V') plus two spacing changes on the numerator, also making the middle 'x' smaller, and 'x' as multiplication sign is not very Roman (then again neither is '/' for division)
– smci
Commented May 13, 2017 at 22:40

I think this fits.

Intrepret like this:

• Well, picture ought to deserve a Nobel prize for its impeccable BUT, isn't it ? Commented May 13, 2017 at 14:00