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    Unhappy Brain Teaser-PLS HELP!

    Write the number 1000 by using exactly eight 8's......... (I can get within 1 number either higher or lower)
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    Hello, restoreclassics!

    Write the number 1000 by using exactly eight 8's
    I saw this in a children's magazine (when I was a child) . . .

    . . 888 + 88 + 8 + 8 + 8 \;=\;1000

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    So Simple

    So simple!! And I was adding, subtracting.....etc. AAAaargg!! Thank you!
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    so simple
    Quote Originally Posted by Soroban View Post
    Hello, restoreclassics!

    I saw this in a children's magazine (when I was a child) . . .

    . . 888 + 88 + 8 + 8 + 8 \;=\;1000

    and you still remember?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jhevon
    (Rofl) so simple and you still remember?!

    Well, it was one of the first "trick questions" I had ever seen in math
    and it impressed me.

    On the other hand, don't ask me what I had for lunch today . . .

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