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**goodwinrobert****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-20
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Another solution is

(8x8x8-8)x((8+8)/8)-8

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

While looking to see whether my solution is new ( which I doubt because of it's simplicity ) I came across this page.

http://www.redhotpawn.com/board/showthr … adid=49374

Aginis' solution is brilliant.

Here is mine:

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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**soroban****Member**- Registered: 2007-03-09
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**G-man****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-28
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Maths!......

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

How does that equal 1000?

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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*Last edited by phrontister (2011-02-28 23:03:53)*

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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*Last edited by phrontister (2011-02-28 23:13:57)*

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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*Last edited by phrontister (2011-03-02 21:54:17)*

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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**reconsideryouranswer****Member**- Registered: 2011-05-11
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phrontister's "CONCATENATE" one is not a solution.

What amounts to (1, 0, 0, 0) is not 1000, so it does

not count.

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

The concantenate command does exactly that: conc(1,0,0,0) = 1000.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hi all,

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense" - Buddha?

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**Math Sheep****Member**- Registered: 2012-04-27
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Sorry if this was already mentioned, I didn't see it

(8x8 +8x8)x8 -8 -8 -8

= 8(64+64) -24

= 1024-24

=1000

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