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## #1 2005-10-12 07:33:30

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### Make 28

I got a request by email from "yvonne" which asks:

im trying to see if i can make 28 out of 2 3 5 8 and using only + - % x can it be done thank you

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## #2 2005-10-12 08:28:05

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### Re: Make 28

Lemme think.

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I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

## #3 2005-10-12 08:44:45

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### Re: Make 28

2 + 8 = 10 x 3 = 30
- 5% = 28.5

That's the closest I got.

Boy let me tell you what:
I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

## #4 2005-10-12 17:11:57

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### Re: Make 28

I don't know if its allowed:-
38 - (2 x 5)

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## #5 2005-10-13 03:07:43

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### Re: Make 28

I don't think it'd be allowed, but I ammended mine.

I used 8 twice. ¬.¬

Boy let me tell you what:
I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

## #6 2005-10-13 21:04:15

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### Re: Make 28

(5 - (3/2))*8 = 28.

Go me.

Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

## #7 2005-10-14 04:12:50

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### Re: Make 28

Silence!

Boy let me tell you what:
I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

## #8 2005-10-19 16:42:52

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### Re: Make 28

Look zach, you're not the best at maths just face.

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## #9 2005-10-19 18:15:30

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### Re: Make 28

Look, insomnia, you're not the best at re-reading your posts just face.

## #10 2005-10-19 19:23:28

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### Re: Make 28

LOL ... this is just getting.

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## #11 2005-10-19 19:37:00

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### Re: Make 28

I know...but maybe it's just.

## #12 2005-10-19 19:39:00

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### Re: Make 28

I do re-read my posts but can never be asked to edit them. My post is supposed to say:

Look Zach, you're not the best at maths, just face it.

Friends are angels who lift our feet when our own wings have trouble remembering how to fly

## #13 2005-10-19 19:43:10

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### Re: Make 28

But now that you're a mod you can secretely edit them... in the forums you moderate. Which isn't this one. So I'll let you off.

## #14 2005-10-19 22:44:26

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### Re: Make 28

Yes, secretely editing things is fun. Oops, I'm supposed to be silent.
[Zach is power-crazed]

Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

## #15 2005-11-28 06:30:55

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### Re: Make 28

#### mathsyperson wrote:

(5 - (3/2))*8 = 28.

Go me.

Mathsyperson is division allowed?

i thought you could only use +-%x?

Imagination is more important than knowledge

## #16 2005-11-28 07:02:17

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### Re: Make 28

I assumed that when "yvonne" said %, she meant ÷, because % can't be used in any useful way anyway.

Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

## #17 2005-11-28 08:16:52

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yeah your right, was just wondering.

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## #18 2005-11-28 09:08:26

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### Re: Make 28

OK then, wondering is good. Nice avatar and signature, by the way.

Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

## #19 2005-11-29 07:34:08

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thanks mathsyperson

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## #20 2005-11-30 03:21:17

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you got a good signature too

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