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Here's a little brain teaser, for your coffe break:

$$ 62-63 = 1 $$ Move only one digit to make it right!

Have fun!

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The answers are really funny but the question isn't really about mathematics. Would it be hypocritical to upvote all the answers and vote to close the question? :) –  Rahul Jan 27 '12 at 21:15

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I belive that following expression is unique solution of riddle :

$2^6-63=1$

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If we can move one "character", then moving the horizontal line over gives $62=63-1$ –  The Chaz 2.0 Jan 27 '12 at 13:58
    
@TheChaz, please post it as an answer so I can +1 it. That's so damn good it made my Day already! (it is 6am here) –  Arjang Jan 27 '12 at 19:41

$6263 \neq 1$.

I moved one character not a digit :)

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If we can move one "character", then moving the horizontal line over gives $62 = 63 - 1$

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+1, this answer needs a better question! –  Arjang Jan 27 '12 at 20:20

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