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**mathaholic****Member**- From: Earth
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Can you do that? Good luck!

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**{7/3}****Member**- Registered: 2013-02-11
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999*(9+9/9)+9*9/9

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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There are 10 kinds of people in the world,people who understand binary and people who don't.

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**mathaholic****Member**- From: Earth
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:clap

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Hi Bobby,

Your last solution has only eight nines.

W|A didn't like that one (can't think logically, I suppose).

M first said "General::ovfl: Overflow occurred in computation", but then it gave the answer 9999 anyway.

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**mathaholic****Member**- From: Earth
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Bravo! Bravo!

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Yes, it did look like there were only 8 nines there. I changed it.

He was right to say overflow but of course yours is right too.

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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There are 10 kinds of people in the world,people who understand binary and people who don't.

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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9999=min(9999,99999)

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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*Last edited by phrontister (2013-05-24 04:46:50)*

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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9(9-9+9999/√9/√9)=9999

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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*Last edited by phrontister (2013-05-24 04:30:37)*

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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9999 occurrs in the 999999999 we are using.

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Why, so it does! How did you do that?

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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*Last edited by phrontister (2013-05-24 22:30:15)*

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**mathaholic****Member**- From: Earth
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9*9=81 (2 nines)

81*99=8,019 (4 nines)

8,019+(99*9)=8,910 (7 nines)

concat(8+1,9+0),(9,9) (9 nines)

Horray! 9,999 using 9 nines!

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