# puzzle

sona gold
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can anyone solve this
use the no
1 5 6 7

and use the operators

+ - * /

in between them to get teh result
21
the no. cannot be used more than once
the operators can be repeated
any intellects there
the no. are correct .. use ur gray cells
yes the no.. are
1 5 6 7

Randall Twede
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im gonna need a second cup of coffee to attempt this brb
i can get 22 or 23...still trying to get 21
i have to give up....the smoke pouring out of my ears is setting off the smoke detector
[ April 20, 2002: Message edited by: Randall Twede ]
[ April 20, 2002: Message edited by: Randall Twede ]

Dirk Schreckmann
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Do we get to control the order of operations using parentheses?

sona gold
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well randanll u have to use ur brains a bit harder.. its a simple mathematical equation..
well if u guys give up i can give u the answer

John Lee
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Hi Sona:
6 / ( 1 - 5 / 7 ) = 21 !

sona gold
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great don ... thats the right answer

shai koren
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a fairly similar one with
1 4 5 6 --> get 24

Mapraputa Is
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4 / (1 - 5 / 6)

[ April 27, 2002: Message edited by: Mapraputa Is ]

Dirk Schreckmann
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2 + 2 = 5

Dirk Schreckmann
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I think I've got it. I had the parameter list all wrong! I'm missing an argument of type NoamChomskyQuote. Let's see here...

Anonymous
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5*6-1-7=24
This is well kown as "Computing 24", is a very popular game for kids in china (at least when i was in element school).

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sim sim
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Originally posted by shai koren:
a fairly similar one with
1 4 5 6 --> get 24

6/((5/4)-1) = 24