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Old 10-10-2012, 08:22 PM   #9571
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30 pigs 40 chickens
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Edit: So many quick answers! We have algebra teachers here? I should have went harder.

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Old 10-10-2012, 09:12 PM   #9572
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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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Old 10-10-2012, 10:54 PM   #9573
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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.
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:07 PM   #9574
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98-76+54+3+21 = 100
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:09 AM   #9575
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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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Yes, it takes at four operands for the reverse order.
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:39 AM   #9576
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Not quite. There is a solution using only three operands.
1-234-456+789 = 100
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:31 AM   #9577
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That works. Daithi or orlok up next.
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:14 AM   #9578
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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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Old 10-11-2012, 10:36 AM   #9579
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:49 AM   #9580
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:10 AM   #9581
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I feel confident that Issybird got it right.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:23 PM   #9582
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I feel confident that Issybird got it right.
Not sure about all the other awards, but he definitely won an Oscar (for Traffic).
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:26 PM   #9583
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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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Old 10-11-2012, 12:42 PM   #9584
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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.

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Old 10-11-2012, 12:46 PM   #9585
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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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