This one needs a lot of lateral thinking

In the equation below replace all the question marks with one single word (same word at every question mark).

Then show that the equation is correct.

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    $\begingroup$ Frankly, NaN (not a number) busts this whole thing wiiiiide open $\endgroup$
    – Avi
    Commented Nov 4, 2019 at 14:34
  • $\begingroup$ Is it an equation (condition) formulated in some programming language? $\endgroup$
    – z100
    Commented Nov 4, 2019 at 20:11
  • $\begingroup$ No @z100. Kind of straightforward $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Commented Nov 4, 2019 at 21:33

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Use ?=ROT to get:


which becomes:


Now the clever bit, 105=CV in Roman numerals, and P->C, Q->D in ROT13:




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