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10-10-2012, 08:22 PM   #9571
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Correct!

Your turn for the next question.

Edit: So many quick answers! We have algebra teachers here? I should have went harder.

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 10-10-2012, 09:12 PM #9572 Hamlet53 American Senator     Posts: 2,832 Karma: 25550144 Join Date: Mar 2009 Device: Sony 900, Nook Color (androided), Coby 10.1" Kyros Tablet So here is a harder number problem. Consider the sequence of numbers 1 through 9 arranged in order: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Using only the arithmetical operations plus (+) and minus (-) group these numbers without change in order to compute the number 100. The numbers can be merged to form a larger number. Here is one example: 1+2+34-5+67-8+9 = 100 This required use of six + or – operations. Find a solution that uses the minimum number of operations. It is less than 6. Same question only now reverse the order of the numbers; I.e. 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
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 10-10-2012, 10:54 PM #9573 Daithi Publishers are evil!     Posts: 2,418 Karma: 36205264 Join Date: Mar 2008 Location: Rhode Island Device: Various Kindles 123+45-67+8-9 = 100 You know what they say, there are three kinds of people in the world -- those who can add and those who can't.
 10-10-2012, 11:07 PM #9574 Daithi Publishers are evil!     Posts: 2,418 Karma: 36205264 Join Date: Mar 2008 Location: Rhode Island Device: Various Kindles 98-76+54+3+21 = 100
10-11-2012, 07:09 AM   #9575
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 Originally Posted by Daithi 123+45-67+8-9 = 100 You know what they say, there are three kinds of people in the world -- those who can add and those who can't.
Not quite. There is a solution using only three operands.

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 Originally Posted by Daithi 98-76+54+3+21 = 100
Yes, it takes at four operands for the reverse order.

10-11-2012, 08:39 AM   #9576
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1-234-456+789 = 100

10-11-2012, 09:31 AM   #9577
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That works. Daithi or orlok up next.

 10-11-2012, 10:14 AM #9578 Daithi Publishers are evil!     Posts: 2,418 Karma: 36205264 Join Date: Mar 2008 Location: Rhode Island Device: Various Kindles Hey you guys, this is an easy one. Name the only Hispanic actor that has won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony.
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 10-11-2012, 10:49 AM #9580 Bilbo1967 Not scared!     Posts: 6,374 Karma: 18759332 Join Date: Mar 2009 Location: Solihull, UK Device: Sony 650, Sony T2, Xoom, Nexus 7, Nook ST Benicio del Toro? __________________ The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them. Mark Twain My early and invincible love of reading, . . . I would not exchange for the treasures of India. Edward Gibbon
10-11-2012, 11:10 AM   #9581
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I feel confident that Issybird got it right.
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10-11-2012, 12:23 PM   #9582
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Not sure about all the other awards, but he definitely won an Oscar (for Traffic).
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10-11-2012, 12:26 PM   #9583
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 Originally Posted by Bilbo1967 Not sure about all the other awards, but he definitely won an Oscar (for Traffic).
Somehow seeing him crooning love songs just boggles my mind.
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 10-11-2012, 12:42 PM #9584 Daithi Publishers are evil!     Posts: 2,418 Karma: 36205264 Join Date: Mar 2008 Location: Rhode Island Device: Various Kindles Sorry it has taken me so long to respond (stupid work). Issybird did get it right. Notice the "Hey you guys" reference? That was from when she was on The Electric Company PBS show. She is 80 now -- and still pretty. BTW, if you can win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony you make otherwise awesome people look like a bunch of slackers. Last edited by Daithi; 10-11-2012 at 12:45 PM.
10-11-2012, 12:46 PM   #9585
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 Originally Posted by Kumabjorn Somehow seeing him crooning love songs just boggles my mind.
Ah, is one of those awards for singing? I just assumed that they were all acting things.
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