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    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by needhelpwithmath View Post
    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?
    I sincerely hope that someone will help you do this question.
    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.
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    Plus are we supposed to guess?
    What are the ones you need?
    What can be used, like are LOGS, SQRTS..... allowed?
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    yah Post which numbers you have already.
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    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 .
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    Quote Originally Posted by eXist View Post
    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
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Opalg View Post
    I completely disagree with people who sneer at problems of this kind.
    I COMPLETELY agree with you, Opal.
    And so would James F. Fixx
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