# Math Help - Brain Teaser-PLS HELP!

1. ## Brain Teaser-PLS HELP!

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

2. 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) . . .

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

3. ## So Simple

So simple!! And I was adding, subtracting.....etc. AAAaargg!! Thank you!

4. so simple
Originally Posted by Soroban
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?!

5. 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 . . .