Mark sent me this brainteaser yesterday. I never did figure it out on my own, but Joe only took about 10 minutes to get the right answer.
I’m sure it was just because I was cold.
Write this equation down on a piece of paper:
5 + 5 + 5 = 550
Now add a single, straight line segment to make it true.
No fair adding a slash to the equal sign to make it not-equal.
No fair putting the answer in the comments — I’ll give you all 24 hours to see if you can figure it out.
Also: do any of you out there have a source for more brainteasers like this? We’d love to challenge the boys with more of them, and if anyone has links, I’d love to know about them.
p.s. Would you believe that it is snowing AGAIN?????????? No school, AGAIN???? Don’t get me wrong: if the weather’s bad, we don’t need to be out and about, but honestly: Mother Nature, please, please cut us some slack.