Using any (and only) parentheses "e.g: {[()]}" solve this: 2 * 3 * 4 + 12 : 3 - 1 = 16 I have tried all solutions that came in my mind but it was in vain. You guys have any idea on this one?
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Are you supposed to insert the parentheses yourself? How do we know where they are? Is this linked to a bigger problem? What does the ':' symbol represent?
Originally Posted by pickslides Are you supposed to insert the parentheses yourself? How do we know where they are? Is this linked to a bigger problem? Yes, you can insert the parentheses by yourself anywhere you want. It is not linked to a bigger problem. This is the whole math problem as you see it. Originally Posted by pickslides What does the ':' symbol represent? The symbol ":" means divide. Sorry, i`m used to Romanian symbols.
Originally Posted by ilhan911 Using any (and only) parentheses "e.g: {[()]}" solve this: 2 * 3 * 4 + 12 : 3 - 1 = 16 I have tried all solutions that came in my mind but it was in vain. You guys have any idea on this one? I can get -16 [EDIT] I got it... 2*{3*4 + 12:[3 (- 1)]} = 16 [END EDIT]
Last edited by agentmulder; Oct 4th 2011 at 06:43 PM.
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