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#1 2010-06-22 19:29:11

vimal
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find the answer pls

using each sign at least once 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7=14

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#2 2010-06-22 19:31:44

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Re: find the answer pls

vimal wrote:

using each sign at least once 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7=14

You mean + - * / or just + -. Between each 7?

Maybe something like this:

7 / 7 * 7 - 7 + 7 - 7 + 7 + 7 = 14


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#3 2010-06-22 19:57:10

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Re: find the answer pls

thnaks bobbym for provide me answer, but u used + sign 3 times and - 2 times though it should be used only once..

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#4 2010-06-22 20:02:32

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Re: find the answer pls

Okay, I will try to recompute. But I can't guarantee there is an answer. Your problem says at least once, that means 1 or more. Also you have 7 spots for 4 operators so you are going to have to concantenate some sevens. That is also not in the rules you provided.


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If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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#5 2010-06-22 20:50:22

vimal
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Re: find the answer pls

humm.. thats why i have no answer, but we can user ( ) also..

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#6 2010-06-22 20:56:23

bobbym
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Re: find the answer pls

Are you sure you have the right problem? I am coming up blank here.


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 2010-06-22 21:25:40

vimal
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Re: find the answer pls

bobbym wrote:

Are you sure you have the right problem? I am coming up blank here.

Fill in the blanks using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division signs, using each sign at least once, to make the equation true: 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7=14.
[unquote]
this is the complete question...

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#8 2010-06-22 21:29:26

bobbym
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Re: find the answer pls

Hi;

But the at least once means one or more. Your restriction of just once is probably too strict. Still looking though.


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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#9 2010-06-22 22:11:49

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Re: find the answer pls

... x (7-7) + 7 + 7

With that ending, you can do whatever you like to the start.


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#10 2010-06-22 22:13:25

vimal
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Re: find the answer pls

dizzy
thanku bobbym..
I got clue from your answer.
Now I can solve it.

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#11 2010-06-22 22:15:14

bobbym
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Re: find the answer pls

vimal wrote:

thnaks bobbym for provide me answer, but u used + sign 3 times and - 2 times though it should be used only once..

Would you like to show me! Remember you said no repetitive operators.


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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#12 2010-06-22 22:25:31

vimal
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Re: find the answer pls

sorry !!
Whatever u wrote in your first answer that was correct. I could not understand question well, thats why i created problem for me as well as for you. I have written full question to you. Beside that I have no other information. As you wrote we can use sign many time but we have to use atleast one sign.


Tthanks and Regards
Vimal.

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#13 2010-06-22 22:27:29

bobbym
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Re: find the answer pls

No problem. And welcome to the forum! There are a lot of solutions with the original rules, mine is just one.


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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