# Puzzle #10: Move 1 Plank to Make this Equation Correct

Some say that "math is the language of the universe." Well, if that's true then the universe probably thinks this puzzle is gibberish! 6 + 4 does not equal 4!

Can you make a CORRECT equation out of this gibberish by moving only 1 plank?

## Build the Equation with Brain Blox

We think these types of brain puzzles are a lot more fun if you build it yourself on a table so you can test out different ideas. If you agree, then take 18 Brain Blox wooden planks (or anything with a similar shape) and lay them out on a table so they look like the puzzle in the above photo.

Next, see if you can make a correct equation by moving only 1 plank!

And guess what? There's actually more than one solution for this puzzle! So if you find one solution, you might want to try to see if you can find another.

## Want a Hint?

Don't read any further unless you want some help solving this puzzle!

**Hint #1:** At least one possible solution has 0 as the first number.

**Hint #2:** Another possible solution has 8 as the first number.

**Hint #3:** A third possible solution uses a "not equal" sign. Have you ever seen one of those?

## Solution

Ready for the solution? We'll show you two possible solutions below. Here you go!

## Share Your Ideas!

Did you find a different solution? What about a solution that uses a "not equal" sign?

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