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This article is from the Puzzles FAQ, by Chris Cole chris@questrel.questrel.com and Matthew Daly mwdaly@pobox.com with numerous contributions by others.

63 arithmetic/digits/equations/383.p


Make 383 out of 1,2,25,50,75,100 using +,-,*,/.

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You can get 383 with ((2+50)/25+1)*100+75.

Of course, if you expect / as in C, the above expression is just 375.
But then you can get 383 with (25*50-100)/(1+2). Pity there's no way
to use the 75.

If we had a language that rounded instead of truncating, we could use
((1+75+100)*50)/(25-2) or (2*75*(25+100))/(50-1).

I imagine your problem lies in not dividing things that aren't
divisible.

Dan Hoey
Hoey@AIC.NRL.Navy.Mil

 

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