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