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Using your creativity, conversion skills and adding one letter (anywhere) to both sides, make the following equation correct. Same letter must be added to both sides.

V I E N T = D

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Is this equation correct?

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I think the answer is

VI CENT = DC

Reasoning

I think this would essentially translate, in French, to "6 hundred = 600" (in Roman numerals), where cent is French for hundred.
As Rand al'Thor pointed out in the comments, the language could be Latin, which would fit better in which case I think "hundred" translates to "centum" but often gets abbreviated as "cent".

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  • $\begingroup$ I was trying to work this out and you posted! (+1) $\endgroup$ Jun 17 '20 at 12:50
  • $\begingroup$ French or, more to the point, Latin? $\endgroup$ Jun 17 '20 at 13:01
  • $\begingroup$ @Randal'Thor Ah, yes that could make more sense, I don't really know Latin, doesn't hundred translate to "centum" or does it get shortened when counting? $\endgroup$
    – hexomino
    Jun 17 '20 at 13:03
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    $\begingroup$ Kudos @hexomino. One of these days I WILL come up with a puzzle that you and other incredibly smart guys on this site will take at least 1 hour to solve! Bucket List! :) $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Jun 17 '20 at 13:15

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