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Do you tend to find answers easier when you are focused or unfocused on the problem/question?


By moving one line to make the equation true, which of these puzzles does your brain solve faster? IV = III + III or III = III + III (Please say if you are right or left-handed! Thanks)

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sriparna says

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    Ciel Clark 4 years ago

    That is very similar to my husband's response (he is right-handed) and very step by step. He saw the answer for the first one in a few seconds, but did not get the second one.

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    Ciel Clark 4 years ago

    I am so interested in brain function, and where ideas come from and why people think differently. Look at the two false equations I put above and see if you can Move One Line to make each equation true. Is one easier for you to figure out?

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    Ciel Clark 4 years ago

    Dr. Haddox, great answer. I asked my mother this yesterday and she found first one fast but couldn't think for second one. I said sleep on it. (She is right-handed). You are first leftie I've heard from who solved first one quicker.

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    Ciel Clark 4 years ago

    IV = III + III

    Both equations are wrong, but can both be made true by moving one line.

    III = III + III

    (Most people I've asked have found one much easier than the other). I can guess which one will be easier for you, but let me know!


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