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    Math Puzzle-I need help!

    Click on the attachment(microsoft word needed). I need as many answers as i can get! Thanks!
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    Consider the first row: (-14*-8)-(-4*-16)=48
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmedsy View Post
    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.
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    Bottom row: (- 11 + 12 + 7) * 6 = 48
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilmer View Post
    Bottom row: (- 11 + 12 + 7) * 6 = 48
    The 11 isnt negative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitt355 View Post
    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)
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    5 \times 9 + 15 - 12 = 48

    I'm not sure if it works though ... (sign rules are not quite clear)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacterius View Post
    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.
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    Well then I have no idea
    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 ?
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    Close it!!

    I've gotten all my answers, please close it!
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