im stuck at the beginning, I see a[ < = ] but I dont see a number that it equals in the pictures, I do see a 4 out side the pictures but I dont get what 7 and 1 equal. and the puzzle faq doesn't tell me what to do, it just tells me what happens when I open it.
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Ok, this is very hard to describe and I'm not sure if it's what you want or helps, but...
The # is 791.
The 7 looks sorta/kinda looks like a side view of a cardboard box with 2 flaps. The top flap on the left side is folded into the middle from the top of the box at about a 45 degree angle. The right side of this 'box' is slightly lower than the left and the 'lid' almost goes across to top to the higher left side corner. (yeah, my brain is itching too).
The 9 looks like a fat bowtie shape.
The 1 is a double diamond with one inside the other.
As for what happens...you have another 'find the hidden object puzzle' and then you just get another small piece of the memory movie unlocked.
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Line up the symbol you see in the pictures with the 4 you see flashing on and off outside them.
The 7 corresponds with a symbol which has 4 angles (hint: it looks like an "e" almost upside down). The 1 corresponds with a symbol which has 8 angles (hint: it looks like a diamond shape inside another diamond shape). The 9 is provided, it's the bowtie shaped symbol.
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