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**STEVE123****Guest**

How Can I Get The Answer 24 By Only Using The Numbers 8,8,3,3,

**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Are we allowed to add, subtract, multiply and divide?

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**steve123****Guest**

yes you can use the main signs add subtract multiply, divide not to sure weather too treat it as a logic problem?

**Jack Cassidy****Guest**

8+8+3+3= 24!

Duh

**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Sorry, Jack, 8+8+3+3 = 22

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**YiAnZ****Guest**

((8 / 3) x 8 )+3=

= (2.6x8)+3

= 21.3 +3

=24.3 when u round it

≈24

or

((8x8)/3)+3=

=(64/3)+3

=21.3+3

=24.3 when u round it

≈24

**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Well, that would work, YiAnZ, if we are allowed to do rounding.

Are we, Steve123? And were you giving us a clue by saying it might be a logic problem? Is there a trick here?

I can get (8-3)*3+8 = 23 ...

And with an extra 3 I can get (3+3)*8/3+8=24

With some logic I could ignore a 3 and 8, and just use 3*8=24

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**ss****Guest**

STEVE123 wrote:

How Can I Get The Answer 24 By Only Using The Numbers 8,8,3,3,

3*8

**steve 123****Guest**

no i dont think u can do rounding. this problem was set for my daughter.

i am told it can be done. it took the teacher 5 hours too sus it out. might be a trick question im not sure? help if you can thanks to all who have responded even those who cant add up properly. ha ha

**Roraborealis****Member**- Registered: 2005-03-17
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3-8=-5. -5+8=3. 3x8=24!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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**Prancing with Fancy!****Member**- Registered: 2005-03-28
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can u use negitives??

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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I am getting the feeling this one can't be solved.

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**Roraborealis****Member**- Registered: 2005-03-17
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I think it's the 24 game. Has anyone heard of it?

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**georgia****Guest**

STEVE123 wrote:

How Can I Get The Answer 24 By Only Using The Numbers 8,8,3,3,

you add 3and add on another 3 that makes six then ad 8 add 8 and that leaves you with the anwser.

**Roraborealis****Member**- Registered: 2005-03-17
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I'm afraid that makes 22.

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**Bethany****Member**- Registered: 2005-05-23
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hi, i am doing my level e test tmorrow, helppppppppppppppppp meeeeee

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**Bethany****Member**- Registered: 2005-05-23
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kl, thanm u

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**Bethany****Member**- Registered: 2005-05-23
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kl, so, ia m kl

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**Zach****Member**- Registered: 2005-03-23
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Rora has got it right, y'know. That's the logical answer.

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**mathsyperson****Guest**

Except Rora used 3,8,8,8...

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Rats, you mean it isn't solved?

Well, then, we shall try harder ...

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**Roraborealis****Member**- Registered: 2005-03-17
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Oh NO! I thought I did it!!!!!!!

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**puzzler09****Guest**

Are you allowed to join the numbers together...as in 33 or 833?

And what level is this problem for? What symbols or functions would be known?

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The guys who posed it said "yes you can use the main signs add subtract multiply, divide not to sure weather too treat it as a logic problem?"

It seems to me that "Logic Problem" is a clue. It may not be solvable, I don't know.

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**cool_me****Member**- Registered: 2005-05-26
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steve u got the question right! but do u even knw tht if the answer actaully exists!?????????????

if yes then how?

u will get the answer

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