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 From Six To One (Posted on 2006-10-31)
In the ten problems listed below, your task is to make the number shown in bold, using once and once only, all six numbers, which accompany it.
You may use any mathematical operations you wish, to arrive at the given number.
```            784 1, 1, 5, 6, 8, 100
327 6, 7, 8, 9, 9, 50
931 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 75
425 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 50
489 2, 3, 4, 6, 10, 75
845 4, 7, 8, 9, 9, 25
763 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 25
599 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 75
291 4, 8, 9, 9, 10, 100
143 1, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10
```

Is more than one solution possible for a problem? Please include them if you find some.

 See The Solution Submitted by Josie Faulkner Rating: 4.4444 (9 votes)

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 Solution | Comment 8 of 9 |

I tried doing it with just brackets, +, -, x, and /

784 = (100+1)x8-(5-1)x6
327 = (50-6)x8-9-9-7
931 = 75x(8+4)+10+7x3
425 = (50-6/2)x9+8/4
489 = (75+4)x6+10+3+2
845 = 25x9x4-9x7+8
763 = ((25-2)x5-6)x(3+4)
599 = 75x(6+2)-(3+4)/7
291 = (100/4)x8+9x9+10
143 = 10x(9+5)+6+1-4

Nice problem Josie, lots of different possible solutions

 Posted by Lisa on 2006-11-03 06:45:57

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