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## #1 2005-03-13 23:18:15

STEVE123
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### Problem

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

## #2 2005-03-14 08:29:23

MathsIsFun
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### Re: Problem

Are we allowed to add, subtract, multiply and divide?

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## #3 2005-03-16 01:11:07

steve123
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### Re: Problem

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

Jack Cassidy
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8+8+3+3= 24!
Duh

## #5 2005-03-16 08:20:42

MathsIsFun
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### Re: Problem

Sorry, Jack, 8+8+3+3 = 22

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## #6 2005-03-16 13:48:38

YiAnZ
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### Re: Problem

((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

## #7 2005-03-16 20:22:09

MathsIsFun
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### Re: Problem

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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## #8 2005-03-17 01:33:40

ss
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### Re: Problem

STEVE123 wrote:

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

3*8

## #9 2005-03-17 02:08:00

steve 123
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### Re: Problem

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

## #10 2005-03-18 07:52:07

Roraborealis
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### Re: Problem

3-8=-5. -5+8=3. 3x8=24!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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## #11 2005-03-28 05:30:56

Prancing with Fancy!
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### Re: Problem

can u use negitives??

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## #12 2005-03-28 09:33:48

MathsIsFun
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### Re: Problem

I am getting the feeling this one can't be solved.

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## #13 2005-04-18 03:16:45

Roraborealis
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### Re: Problem

I think it's the 24 game. Has anyone heard of it?

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## #14 2005-05-20 06:16:24

georgia
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### Re: Problem

STEVE123 wrote:

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

## #15 2005-05-20 06:20:45

Roraborealis
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### Re: Problem

I'm afraid that makes 22.

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## #16 2005-05-23 03:34:52

Bethany
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### Re: Problem

hi, i am doing my level e test tmorrow, helppppppppppppppppp meeeeee

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## #17 2005-05-23 03:36:32

Bethany
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kl, thanm u

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## #18 2005-05-23 03:37:41

Bethany
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kl, so, ia m kl

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## #19 2005-05-23 08:07:10

Zach
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### Re: Problem

Rora has got it right, y'know. That's the logical answer.

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And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

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## #20 2005-05-24 22:49:35

mathsyperson
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### Re: Problem

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

## #21 2005-05-24 23:10:40

MathsIsFun
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### Re: Problem

Rats, you mean it isn't solved?

Well, then, we shall try harder ...

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## #22 2005-05-25 02:51:50

Roraborealis
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### Re: Problem

Oh NO! I thought I did it!!!!!!!

School is practice for the future. Practice makes perfect. But - nobody's perfect, so why practice?

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## #23 2005-05-25 20:51:30

puzzler09
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### Re: Problem

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?

## #24 2005-05-25 21:37:28

MathsIsFun
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### Re: Problem

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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## #25 2005-05-26 05:18:32

cool_me
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### Re: Problem

steve u got the question right! but do u even knw tht if the answer actaully exists!?????????????
if yes then how?