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Roman Numerals equation 1

With your creativity and lateral thinking and any ways you can think of (except the restrictions below), make the following equation correct moving only one letter somewhere

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No using not equal to or arrow signs

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  • $\begingroup$ move one letter right? $\endgroup$ – Omega Krypton May 15 at 15:39
  • $\begingroup$ Yes indeed. Sorry about that. $\endgroup$ – DEEM May 15 at 15:41
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Possible answer

Move the C (surrounding the minus sign on the right) over to the left, between the I and M as shown:
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Then, we have 1cm = (XI-I)mm = 10mm, which is true!

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    $\begingroup$ The question asked for lateral thinking, not overlateral thinking... :P Very clever! $\endgroup$ – EKons May 15 at 20:10
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Here's another answer.

! Move the I after the X to the right of the E. This gives you
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or $1m = 10e2mm$. Put it another way, $1m = 10*10^2mm=1000mm$, which is correct.

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  • $\begingroup$ That is very lateral thinking and clever $\endgroup$ – DEEM May 18 at 19:10

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