satellite73
  • satellite73
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?
Mathematics
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satellite73
  • satellite73
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?
Mathematics
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amistre64
  • amistre64
im assuming you ned to change the channel :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
listening interesting radio? :D
anonymous
  • anonymous
editor of nytimes crossword will shortz puzzle on npr. usually word puzzles.

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amistre64
  • amistre64
does "radio" actually mean: "voices in my head?" cause that happens to me alot too ;)
amistre64
  • amistre64
so: 1) use 3 operations 2) insert them anywhere between 1 and 9 3) come up with =2012 4) ..... get a donut?
anonymous
  • anonymous
try haldol, works for me
JamesJ
  • JamesJ
Classic Will Shortz
amistre64
  • amistre64
does the operations have to be different? or can you repeat operations?
amistre64
  • amistre64
qtip in the ear tends to silence them too
anonymous
  • anonymous
in the first example division is not used, i will guess that you can use two or even one
amistre64
  • amistre64
3456 -789 ------ 2667 +12 ------- not 2012
anonymous
  • anonymous
i am going to try it
amistre64
  • amistre64
1+2345 6789 1+2345 ------- 2346 /6 ----- 391 +789 ------ 1180

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