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## Re : [puzzles] number puzzle

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• Hi Max, As per the given conditions, you are not permitted to use any one sign more than once. therefore use of multiplication sign (*) twice in the equation
Message 1 of 1 , Jan 31, 2008
Hi Max,

As per the given conditions, you are not permitted to use any one sign more than once. therefore use of multiplication sign (*) twice in the equation is not allowed.

good try but please think again.

Sudip

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From Max Black :

Hi,

Here are my answer :

20* 0.8 = 2* 8

2*0.08 = .2* .8

Thank you,

Max

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 8:47 PM
Subject: Re: [puzzles] clue : number puzzle

Might look like cheating, but here are mine
but here is mine

(2 - 0 - 0 ) * 8 = 2 * 8
(2 - 0) * ( 0 - 8) = 2 * (-8)

--- Roy SudipKumar <sudiproy_49@ yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> Since there is no response, here is a clue :
>
> with four mathematical signs, you can have a new balancing
> equation.
> one of the four signs is * ( multiplication ), the second is
> ^ ( raised to the power )
> remember you can use each sign once only.
>
> what's the new eqn ?
>
> good luck!
>
> Sudip
>
> ORIGINAL PUZZLE :
>
> 2 0 0 8 = 2 8
>
> if i ask you to balance both sides of the equation above by
> inserting mathematical sign(s), one way will be
>
>
> 2 0 + 0 8 = 2 8
>
>
> now, can you give me another solution ? conditions are
>
> 1. you are not permitted to use '+' ( addition ) sign(s)
> anywhere in the eqn.
> 2. however, you are permitted to use as many other
> mathematical signs ( whatsoever allowed in the science of
> mathematics ) as you like, but each sign once only.
> 3. the signs can be inserted anywhere you like .... before,
> after or in between the digits.
> 4. concatenation of digits ( clubbing of digits .... for
> example, digits '2' and '0' clubbed to make '20' above ) is
> permitted.
>
> good luck!
>
> Sudip

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