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    I am trying to help my son and I need your help

    He has to figure out how the numbers 9, 5, 4, and 3 can be used to come up with a sum of 24. If you could help me so I can guide him I'd be grateful.

    Bill
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    3*5+9?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Focus View Post
    3*5+9?

    Thanks, But he says he has to use the 4 as well.

    I think he has the sum wrong. But he insists it has to be 24. I figured it was supposed to be 26 which would equate to (3+4)*5-9.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bd3 View Post
    He has to figure out how the numbers 9, 5, 4, and 3 can be used to come up with a sum of 24. If you could help me so I can guide him I'd be grateful.

    Bill

    It took me some time so don't feel bad or anything, but

    3(9+4-5)=24
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    (9-(5-4))*3?

    Edit: 4 mins late :P
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    Thank you all so much. Now I will be able to guide him into figuring it out.

    Thanks again.

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