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Make the statement true: Mathematics puzzle 3

[The following Maths puzzle is sent by Mr.S.Muraleedharan, who has worked as a Maths Teacher in Kendriya Vidyalaya Port Trust for several years. The author conducts motivational sessions both for students and teachers. He handles the column “Work it Out” for school children in Deccan Chronicle. The answer to the puzzle can be seen by clicking on the link “Click here for answers” at the end of the page.]

When the teacher went to attend a meeting in principal’s chamber, Merin, the class leader, was asked to mind the class. She knew very well, that minding the class is an extremely difficult task; unless some work is given to the friends. Her collection of Tricky Questions always helps her to meet the challenge; and hence she is the most favourite leader. She wrote a statement on the black board.

Merin said, “Dear pals, you know this statement is false. By just drawing a line segment, try to make it a TRUE statement of equality?”

[Answer to the above puzzle can be found here.]
Important Note: The password to access the answer page is puzz3

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