Move one matchstick to make an equality.
Question made by me (Is this too easy?)
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Interpreted in hexadecimal: A-5=5
Another solution is to
move the center bar of the 9 to the lower left position of that digit to make a 0
look at it from the other side of the table (i.e. rotate it 180 degrees), so it appears to say $5=5-0$
One more possibility:
Move the upper-left stick of the 9 to cross the equals sign so we get 3 - 5 ≠ 5
This is the first thing that came to mind (when the question was originally posed as "Move one matchstick to make an equation"):
5 - 5 ≠ 5
You can also make it:
moving the top match from the first 5
I'm not familiar with the process by which y'all are rendering these (some type of MatchstickML based on TeX and MathJax?) But as there is no specified alignment and you assume they may only be vertical or horizontal, if you move the
\U+002D matchstick to the initial
9, one could consider that that a crossed or dotted zero, (as all zeros should be), leaving something akin to
(Something akin to padding a simple 8-bit decimal in UTF-16 with a BOM, for ridiculous encodings like that.
P.S. I'm honounered to be Lizzy, but where's Colonel Brandon?