# Thread: 4 digit math problem?

1. ## 4 digit math problem?

I need to find the numbers 1-100 by using the number 6, four times. to find the number 1 i could use: 66 ÷ 66 i've found 56 numbers already but i'm totally stumped about the rest. Help?

2. Originally Posted by needhelpwithmath
I need to find the numbers 1-100 by using the number 6, four times. to find the number 1 i could use: 66 ÷ 66 i've found 56 numbers already but i'm totally stumped about the rest. Help?
That said, I find this sort of question total busy work.
I cannot figure what this could possibly teach you about the way mathematics works.
In short, I think this problem is a waste of your time.

3. Plus are we supposed to guess?
What are the ones you need?
What can be used, like are LOGS, SQRTS..... allowed?

4. yah Post which numbers you have already.

5. You can solve all the problems with a singular method:

1 = (6) / 6
2 = (6 + 6) / 6
3 = (6 + 6 + 6) / 6
4 = (6 + 6 + 6 + 6) / 6
5 = (6 + 6 + 6 + 6 + 6) / 6
6 = 6
7 = 6 + ((6) / 6)
8 = 6 + ((6 + 6) / 6)
9 = 6 + ((6 + 6 + 6) / 6)
...

The pattern just repeats every 6.

Plato is right, what a garbage problem. Time to go take some names .

6. Originally Posted by eXist
4 = (6 + 6 + 6 + 6) / 6
5 = (6 + 6 + 6 + 6 + 6) / 6

9 = 6 + ((6 + 6 + 6) / 6)
ONLY four 6's allowed!

5 = 6 - 6^(6-6) or 66/6 - 6

7. I completely disagree with people who sneer at problems of this kind. I think that they can be very effective in helping people to develop mathematical styles of thought. But obviously we can't help with this particular problem unless we know a bit more about it, such as what symbols are allowed (square roots? factorials?) and which numbers are causing particular difficulties.

8. Originally Posted by Opalg
I completely disagree with people who sneer at problems of this kind.
I COMPLETELY agree with you, Opal.
And so would James F. Fixx