# Math Puzzle-I need help!

• Nov 17th 2009, 07:26 PM
Hitt355
Math Puzzle-I need help!
Click on the attachment(microsoft word needed). I need as many answers as i can get! Thanks!
• Nov 18th 2009, 12:45 AM
jmedsy
Consider the first row: $(-14*-8)-(-4*-16)=48$
• Nov 18th 2009, 06:21 PM
Hitt355
Quote:

Originally Posted by jmedsy
Consider the first row: $(-14*-8)-(-4*-16)=48$

I dont know if that would work because you are essentially cahnging the sign when you use dist. property with the -(-4 * -16). I will ask my teacher though, becaus i see what you're saying that the - 4 *-16 would be positive. I need at least 6 answers and i just hate these kind of puzzles.
• Nov 18th 2009, 08:10 PM
Wilmer
Bottom row: (- 11 + 12 + 7) * 6 = 48
• Nov 18th 2009, 08:18 PM
Hitt355
Quote:

Originally Posted by Wilmer
Bottom row: (- 11 + 12 + 7) * 6 = 48

The 11 isnt negative.
• Nov 18th 2009, 08:28 PM
Hitt355
Quote:

Originally Posted by Hitt355
I dont know if that would work because you are essentially cahnging the sign when you use dist. property with the -(-4 * -16). I will ask my teacher though, becaus i see what you're saying that the - 4 *-16 would be positive. I need at least 6 answers and i just hate these kind of puzzles.

oh wait i just realized something. you cant subtract the positive product of $(-4 * -16)$
• Nov 18th 2009, 08:30 PM
Bacterius
$5 \times 9 + 15 - 12 = 48$

I'm not sure if it works though ... (sign rules are not quite clear)
• Nov 18th 2009, 08:58 PM
Hitt355
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bacterius
$5 \times 9 + 15 - 12 = 48$

I'm not sure if it works though ... (sign rules are not quite clear)

you cant subtract the positive 12. you have to take the number as is.
• Nov 18th 2009, 09:02 PM
Bacterius
Well then I have no idea (Worried)
Maybe you could actually write some code to test each combination and get max results, shouldn't be that long since you only got 16 cells ?
• Nov 18th 2009, 09:14 PM
Hitt355
Close it!!