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cathyangs
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Please help an 8yearold! (it's not me)
Using only the digits 1, 4, 5, and 7, and one addition sign, and one subtraction sign, find a way to get the answer 19. ex: 571+4
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cathyangs Group Title
Please help an 8yearold! (it's not me) Using only the digits 1, 4, 5, and 7, and one addition sign, and one subtraction sign, find a way to get the answer 19. ex: 571+4
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cathyangs Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
it can only have an addition sign and a subtraction sign, no brackets or anything. No powers, bases or anything like that either.
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cathyangs Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
basically something you can do on a nonprogramming, elementaryschool calculator
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shelovespiano Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
can you use the digits more than once?
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shelovespiano Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
...Well, the closest I can get is 17+54=18 :/
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cathyangs Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
XD that's how close I got.
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saifoo.khan Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
We can use only + and  ?
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cathyangs Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
yup, and you can only use each one time.
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saifoo.khan Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
THinking..
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cathyangs Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
I do so believe that this is the hardest thirdgrade question on openstudy...OTL
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UnkleRhaukus Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
not possible
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cathyangs Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
...ok... why? This is a "threestar" problem on a 3rd grader's hw...it's not possible?
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Tiamat Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Does it have to use ALL the digits and signs?
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cathyangs Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
yes. the image is a calculator with all the keys you have to use once checked.
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UnkleRhaukus Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
can you please check to see if the whole question has be written correctly
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cathyangs Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
it is. here is the exact phrasing: Below each calculator, write a number sentence to give the answer shown. The symbols and digits to use are checked on each calculator. the answer is 19. The digits and symbols are 1, 4, 5, 7, , + and =.
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Tiamat Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Wait, if that's the exact question, then does it say in the directions to use everything once? If so, then I have to agree with UnkleRhaukus. I can only get as far as 18 with these numbers.
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saifoo.khan Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
lol, same here.. i dont knw where to add 1. keep on gettinh 18.
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cathyangs Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
it does't explicitly say, but all the other questions like that on the same sheet only use each digit once.
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Tiamat Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Ahhhh. This is making my brain hurt. Either it's a type of trick question where you do use them more than once, like: 17 + 5  4 + 1 = 19 Or a typo. I'm sorry, I just can't figure this one out. ):
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saifoo.khan Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
might be a misprint in the book?
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cathyangs Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
it's not a book...but perhaps.
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