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This time I encountered a seemingly self-contradictory sentence from a book:

It's easy to see that locate is as simple as find is complicated.

Apparently, simple and complicated are two words with totally opposite meanings. However, as...as sentence used here may imply they are ... the same? I'm confused about the usage of as...as sentence here and how to understand the true meaning. Could someone help?

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    locate is to simple as find is to complicated – Tinfoil Hat Apr 17 at 4:42
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    The question calls for a clarification of a one-off expression, which does not illustrate any general feature of English language and usage. – jsw29 Apr 17 at 21:23

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