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How to tell if a Dollar Bill is Real or Fake

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In this instructable, I will show you how to tell if a dollar bill is real or fake, using household materials.
 
 
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Step 1: You will Need...

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You will need:
A dollar bill
Magnets
 

Step 2: Folding

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Fold the left side of the dollar bill about 1/4 the way in. Unfold to a 130 degree angle.
 

Step 3: The Magnets

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Slowly bring the magnets close to the 1 in the top left corner.
If the dollar bill moves toward the magnets, the bill is real.
 

Step 4: How does it work?

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The dollar bill has magnetic ink which is attracted to the magnets. This is done to prevent counterfeit bills.