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## #1 2006-09-15 05:52:44

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### 1 million!

i might of posted this b4 in fact i think i have lol but i dont think so so can u make the closest number to 1 million or 1 million itself using all the number 1 to 9 only once u can euse any way to do it like x / + - and brackets.

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## #2 2006-09-15 08:12:20

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### Re: 1 million!

Go me.

Edit: Hidden so that other people can try. It's definitely possible though.

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## #3 2006-09-15 08:29:53

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### Re: 1 million!

bah, no fun trying anymore

Bang postponed. Not big enough. Reboot.

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## #4 2006-09-15 23:35:34

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### Re: 1 million!

Double go me.

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## #5 2006-09-16 19:23:57

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### Re: 1 million!

Cool picture numen.........................................what is it? :>

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## #6 2006-09-16 19:47:24

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### Re: 1 million!

Aww...I got 999999. <_<

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## #7 2006-09-16 20:53:31

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### Re: 1 million!

double go mathsyperson

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## #8 2006-09-16 21:15:12

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### Re: 1 million!

if exponents are allowed

Last edited by Kurre (2006-09-16 21:15:30)

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## #9 2006-09-17 02:07:06

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### Re: 1 million!

kl (even though i have no idea what an exponanent is...maybe ill ask  moderator or devante to explain to me what it is and tell me if kurre is right or not)

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## #10 2006-09-17 04:21:28

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### Re: 1 million!

It's right.

x^2 (pronounced "x squared") = x * x
x^3 (pronounced "x cubed") = x*x*x
x&4 (pronounced "x to the fourth") = x*x*x*x

Then there is x to the fifth (x^5) and x to the sixth (x^6) and so on.

(9+1)^(8+7-6-5-4+3*2 ) = (10)^(8 + 7 - 6 - 5 - 4 + 6) = 10^(15 - 5 - 4) = 10^(6)

10^6 = 10*10*10*10*10*10 = 1,000,000

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## #11 2006-09-17 04:46:18

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### Re: 1 million!

exponents allowed -

Last edited by Patrick (2006-09-17 04:47:05)

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## #12 2006-09-17 05:50:42

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### Re: 1 million!

espeon wrote:

u can euse any way to do it like x / + - and brackets.

So, exponents are probably allowed then. It's more fun to not use them though because exponents make it too simple. You just need to find some way of making 10, 6 and optionally 0 and/or 1. And where's the fun in that?

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## #13 2006-09-17 07:43:28

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### Re: 1 million!

If exponents were allowed, it would become too easy. 4^3 for instance, means 4*4*4. But that is using a number thrice in working, or more than once, so to speak. I think exponents should be disallowed.

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## #14 2006-09-17 07:51:07

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### Re: 1 million!

well because mathsyperson is a moderator and devante is way more smarter than me disallow exponanats then. also plzz explain to me what exponanats are

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## #15 2006-09-17 07:58:50

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### Re: 1 million!

Exponents are powers. 5² = 5x5. 5³ = 5x5x5. 5[sup]4[/sup] = 5x5x5x5. And so on...

Last edited by mathsyperson (2006-09-17 10:06:03)

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## #16 2006-09-17 10:08:00

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### Re: 1 million!

If you use the [sup] tag in the last line of a post, then the bottom of the text gets cut off slightly. If you look in the topic review as you make a new post in this topic, you'll see what I mean.

I didn't actually change Devanté's post at all there, the 'last edited by' was enough to fix the problem.

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## #17 2006-09-18 06:24:21

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### Re: 1 million!

fine. are faculties allowed?

Last edited by Kurre (2006-09-18 06:24:45)

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## #18 2006-09-18 07:29:00

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### Re: 1 million!

ooooooo i get it then definately no exponanants since thats using a certain number of the same digit number. so thats cheating

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## #19 2006-09-18 07:30:24

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### Re: 1 million!

also what does the ! and comma mean and faculties?

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## #20 2006-09-18 07:32:52

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### Re: 1 million!

soz but i havent studied this i only just learnt about bosmdas which is brackets of something(its not really something i just cant remember) multiplication division addition subtraction
i think thats what it was but it doesnt look right so can someone correct me because im sure i got it wrong

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## #21 2006-09-18 07:49:38

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### Re: 1 million!

espeon wrote:

also what does the ! and comma mean and faculties?

which means you take all numbers up to that number multiplied with eachother (starting with 1 or 2). for example 4! = 1*2*3*4=24
aaaaand now i realize that the same thing happens here as with the exponents, its the same as using all these numbers.....darn

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## #22 2006-09-18 14:27:04

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Kurre wrote:

! is a faculty

Or, a factorial.

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## #23 2006-09-18 21:12:36

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### Re: 1 million!

justlookingforthemoment wrote:
Kurre wrote:

! is a faculty

Or, a factorial.

hm my bad, i just looked it up on an internet dictionary, not realizing the swedish word had many meanings

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## #24 2006-09-19 02:04:02

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### Re: 1 million!

o ty lol

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## #25 2006-09-19 04:52:38

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### Re: 1 million!

Hmm...so, shall we say that anything is allowed? Someone is bound to wriggle their way to an easy answer somehow.

EDIT: And on another note, what is 1,000,000!?

Last edited by Devanté (2006-09-19 04:53:41)

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