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satellite73

  • 4 years ago

this just was on the radio here Write the digits from 1 to 9 in a line. If you put a plus sign after the 2, a times sign after the 4, and plus signs after the 6 and 8, the line shows 12 + 34 x 56 + 78 + 9, which equals 2003. That's nine years off from our current year 2012. This example uses four arithmetic symbols. The object is to use just three of the following arithmetic operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, in a line from 1 to 9 to get 2012 exactly. The operations should be performed in order from left to right. There are no tricks to this puzzle. Can you do it?

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  1. amistre64
    • 4 years ago
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    im assuming you ned to change the channel :)

  2. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    listening interesting radio? :D

  3. anonymous
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    editor of nytimes crossword will shortz puzzle on npr. usually word puzzles.

  4. amistre64
    • 4 years ago
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    does "radio" actually mean: "voices in my head?" cause that happens to me alot too ;)

  5. amistre64
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    so: 1) use 3 operations 2) insert them anywhere between 1 and 9 3) come up with =2012 4) ..... get a donut?

  6. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    try haldol, works for me

  7. JamesJ
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    Classic Will Shortz

  8. amistre64
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    does the operations have to be different? or can you repeat operations?

  9. amistre64
    • 4 years ago
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    qtip in the ear tends to silence them too

  10. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    in the first example division is not used, i will guess that you can use two or even one

  11. amistre64
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    3456 -789 ------ 2667 +12 ------- not 2012

  12. anonymous
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    i am going to try it

  13. amistre64
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    1+2345 6789 1+2345 ------- 2346 /6 ----- 391 +789 ------ 1180

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