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**mathaholic****Member**- From: Earth
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Make 100 using the numbers 400, 200, 50 and 2.

Use the operations + - * / 2 (square) 3 (cube).

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

Welcome to the forum.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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400-200-2*50=100

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**mathaholic****Member**- From: Earth
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Bobbym and anonimnystefy, you are both correct!

Now, second equation using PEMDAS:

Make 75 using the numbers 5 5 3.

Use the operations + - * / 2 3.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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5 * 5 * 3 = 75

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Correct, bobbym! Anymore solutions?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- 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.** **A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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(5^2)^2/5^2 *3=75

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

What about this?

Numbers 1 2 3

Operations + - x / 2 3

Answer 10

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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(2^3) + ( 3 -1 ) = 10

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**mathaholic****Member**- From: Earth
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Wow, bobbym! Anymore solutions?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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3^2+2-1

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

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**mathaholic****Member**- From: Earth
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New:

Answer 10000

Numbers 100 100 1

Operations + - x / 2 3

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

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*Last edited by julianthemath (2012-12-18 23:26:44)*

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**mathaholic****Member**- From: Earth
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Okay.

Tricky!

Answer 120

Numbers 5 4 3 2 1

Operations 2 3 !

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

(3+2)!

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**mathaholic****Member**- From: Earth
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Yurp.

Could

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Could also be ( 1 + 4 )! or (( 5 + 4 +1 ) / 2)!

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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And could also be 1! x 2 x 3 x 4 x 5

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi julianthemath;

I missed that you only wanted the operations of factorial and 2 and 3.

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

Numbers 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Operations 2 3 !

Answer 40,320

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**muxdemux****Member**- Registered: 2012-12-23
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How do you do one of those spoiler tags?

Anyway, am I playing this game right?

(8!/7!)*(7!/6!)*(6!/5!)*(5!/4!)*(4!/3!)*(3!/2!)*(2!/1!)

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**mathaholic****Member**- From: Earth
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Muxdemux, belated welcome to the forum.

Are you sure that is right? I will post a new one soon.

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