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I've come across a strange brain teaser on one of those sheets with things like:

(man overboard) (man overboard)

So here's the puzzle:

0 - 20

10 - 3

14 - 29

96 - 72

1977

I've been trying to do some math on this, but it might also be a more literal answer. Unsure if the hyphens are subtraction or something else - again, it might not even be math related. Any ideas?

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    $\begingroup$ Is the display exactly like this in the original problem? $\endgroup$ – Arnaud Mortier Mar 8 at 20:29
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, it was a bit more centered than how it shows up here, but it was in that order, stacked on top of each other, no lines separating the rows or anything like that. $\endgroup$ – Kelvin Mar 8 at 21:27
  • $\begingroup$ Possibly useful? rot13((frr "FZIGV orngf HZN") $\endgroup$ – Arnaud Mortier Mar 8 at 21:49
  • $\begingroup$ That's such a common basketball score and that specific game isn't noteworthy. $\endgroup$ – Nick Vitha Mar 20 at 3:22
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Maybe it is a phrase like

"no difference in the end"
or
"no difference at the end"

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  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to Puzzling.SE! Could you elaborate why you believe this to be the answer? $\endgroup$ – Brandon_J Mar 23 at 19:14
  • $\begingroup$ The minus sign indicates a difference calculation. There is no difference in the end line. “no difference in the end” is a common english phrase. $\endgroup$ – bea1224 Mar 25 at 5:43

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