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  • 4 years ago

Just for fun: How do you get the answer 24 by only using the numbers 8,8,3,3 and the arithmetic operators?

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  1. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    you can use (not necessarily all) +, -, /,* , ^ and parentheses.

  2. anonymous
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    is ^ arithmetic operator?

  3. anonymous
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    no i'm not sure that it is - its not needed anyway

  4. radar
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    I can get 25, but so far not 24! lol

  5. anonymous
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    close - i must admit this one took me about 30 minutes before i got it - and a headache!

  6. radar
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    I made a copy of the question, and will continue wrestling with it.

  7. radar
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    I am assuming you can only use the digits once.

  8. anonymous
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    yes

  9. radar
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    O.K. Hope your headache goes away as I think I got one coming on lol.

  10. anonymous
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    \[8*(8/3+1/3)=24\]

  11. radar
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    The number 1 is not on the list of allowed digits.

  12. anonymous
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    errr...ok?

  13. radar
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    Here I thought my headache was over lol

  14. cwrw238
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    mathmuse you helped me - i got it 8 / (3 - 8/3) = 8 / 1.3 = 24

  15. anonymous
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    nice one

  16. radar
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    Ah yes congrats to cwrw238 and mathmuse. Now the headaches is gone!

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