This number puzzle will have you scratching your head for hours

We all know 5 + 5 + 5 does not equal 550. But, have a look at it written down. Did you know that you can make the statement true just by adding a single line?

It’s not impossible. It’s straightforward when you know how. Just one line can make the left side of the equation equal the right side.

Where would you put the line? I won’t tell you where to put it or how long it should be. It’s up to you to figure out.

Just one line. Not, two, or three, or four. 5 + 5 + 5 will never equal 550 but do you know what does?

Write it down for yourself. Give yourself four or five minutes to solve it.

Have a good think. Then, if you’re stuck, take a look at the clue below.

Tap the image to reveal the clue.

Leave the right side of the equation alone. There’s something you can do to the left-hand side to make the equation true.

Have you figured it out? Do you know where to put the line?

Still stuck? Do you want to know the answer?

You might feel a little cheated when you see the solution.

Tap the image to reveal the answer.

Can you see where the line went? Did you get it?