# Only one change to be made

Your objective is to change one constant in the following equation so that it equates to true.

Rules:

• No changing the equals sign.
• The numbers are correct.
• There only needs to be one change in order to make the equation true.

142 / 2930 = 142

• The tag is substitution, so the "change" should be to replace something, and since the numbers are correct and I can't touch the equals sign, that only leaves the divisor, no? Or are the numbers correct, just in the wrong positions? Sep 13, 2018 at 7:27
• Well, i do believe this has been made too simple. Sep 13, 2018 at 7:41
• Define constant Sep 13, 2018 at 14:58

You can change

the division operator (/) to the modulo operator (%)

The resulting equation

142 % 2930 = 142

is certainly true.

If you can move up the 0 to become an exponent, you get:

$$142 / 239^0 = 142$$

This works since $239^0 = 1$.

The division symbol could be moved over top of 2930 to appear as a strikethrough. If this is done, $$142=142$$ with some extra numbers that had to be crossed out and are ignored.

You can also replace the space after / by a second / You then have 142 with a line comment, which, when casted into a boolean gives true as it is a nonzero number