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## #1 2010-09-20 01:23:53

goodwinrobert
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### Make 1000 using 8 8s

Another solution is

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

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## #2 2010-09-22 00:15:38

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## #3 2010-09-22 00:57:36

bobbym
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### Re: Make 1000 using 8 8s

Hi goodwinrobert;

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

Aginis' solution is brilliant.

Here is mine:

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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## #4 2011-02-18 06:48:19

soroban
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## #5 2011-02-28 18:05:26

G-man
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Maths!......

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## #6 2011-02-28 21:10:35

bobbym
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### Re: Make 1000 using 8 8s

Hi G-man;

How does that equal 1000?

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 2011-02-28 21:15:32

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### Re: Make 1000 using 8 8s

Last edited by phrontister (2011-02-28 23:03:53)

"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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## #8 2011-02-28 22:59:49

phrontister
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### Re: Make 1000 using 8 8s

Last edited by phrontister (2011-02-28 23:13:57)

"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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## #9 2011-03-02 21:18:09

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### Re: Make 1000 using 8 8s

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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## #10 2011-05-11 06:24:53

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### Re: Make 1000 using 8 8s

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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## #11 2011-05-11 13:10:47

bobbym
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### Re: Make 1000 using 8 8s

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

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 2011-05-11 14:48:34

gAr
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### Re: Make 1000 using 8 8s

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?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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## #13 2012-04-27 21:30:12

Math Sheep
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### Re: Make 1000 using 8 8s

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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