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Five of a Kind (Posted on 2003-08-28) Difficulty: 3 of 5
  1. A puzzle book challenged its readers to form an expression using five threes and basic mathematical symbols to come up with 37.
    The answer was found simply enough:

    33 + 3 + 3/3 = 37.

    Find another way to do this.

  2. The same puzzle book posed the problem of finding 55 using five fours and any mathematical symbols.
    That is also easily accomplished by:

    44 + 44/4 = 55.

    Find another way to do this one, as well.

See The Solution Submitted by DJ    
Rating: 4.1250 (8 votes)

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Some Thoughts some thoughts | Comment 14 of 15 |

Multiple solution corresponding to each of the parts inclusive of the problem under reference are feasible.

For example:

37= (3*3*3) + (3/.3)  is a solution for part 1, while:
55 = (44/.4) / (4/4) is a solution for part 2.

 


  Posted by K Sengupta on 2007-05-23 11:47:29
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