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A Very Odd Equation

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RAY: Here’s how you solve it. Let's say you moved the numbers around, and so instead of saying 76 equals 24, what if you changed it to read, 72 equals 46.

TOM: That doesn't work.

RAY: What if you turn the 6 upside down, so you have 72 equals 49?

TOM: That doesn't work, either.

RAY: But 72 equals 49 has promise because if you slide that two up, then you get seven squared, and seven squared equals 49. Pretty good, huh? So who's our winner?

TOM: Our winner this week is Robert Munch from Warren, Michigan. Congratulations, Robert! 

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