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Ryan
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Apr-12-05, 06:59 AM (EST)

"Four Digits Manipulated To Equal 24"

 I am have troulbe figuring out this seemingly easy question. Given the number 5,1,1,and 1. How can I add, subtract, multipy, and/or divide these four numbers to get 24. Note that the numbers can only be used once! Thank you so much for your help!

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Four Digits Manipulated To Equal 24 Ryan Apr-12-05 TOP
RE: Four Digits Manipulated To Equal 24 alexb Apr-12-05 1
RE: Four Digits Manipulated To Equal 24 alexb Apr-12-05 2
RE: Four Digits Manipulated To Equal 24 Ryan Apr-12-05 3
RE: Four Digits Manipulated To Equal 24 Ryan Apr-12-05 4
RE: Four Digits Manipulated To Equal 24 Neil Apr-13-05 5
RE: Four Digits Manipulated To Equal 24 factoriel Jul-27-05 6

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alexb
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Apr-12-05, 07:01 AM (EST)

1. "RE: Four Digits Manipulated To Equal 24"
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 >Note that the numbers can only be used once! What do you mean by that? There are three 1's?

alexb
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Apr-12-05, 07:02 AM (EST)

2. "RE: Four Digits Manipulated To Equal 24"
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 You can get very close to 24 by squaring 5.

Ryan
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Apr-12-05, 11:10 AM (EST)

3. "RE: Four Digits Manipulated To Equal 24"
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 When I posted, I should have said, given the numbers 5, 1, 1, and 1. So yes, there are three 1's and one 5. But the numbers can only be used once! I was trying to find a way where you could use fractions, but so far I've had no luck! Also, you're not allowed to square the numbers. You can only reach 24 through addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division.

Ryan
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Apr-12-05, 11:10 AM (EST)

4. "RE: Four Digits Manipulated To Equal 24"
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 Individually the numbers can only be used once! Say for example...(5+1)=6...6*1=6...6+1=7...In that combination, I used each individual digit once.

Neil
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Apr-13-05, 09:37 AM (EST)

5. "RE: Four Digits Manipulated To Equal 24"
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 {5^(1+1)}-1 = {5^2}-1 = 25-1 = 24Is this what you were looking for?

factoriel
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Jul-27-05, 06:36 AM (EST)

6. "RE: Four Digits Manipulated To Equal 24"
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 Maybe this is good(5-1)!+1-1=4!+0=24 only with add,subtract and multiply

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