I cant remember how to do it but i know its possible.
using only the numbers 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
using only the operations +, -, /, *
you have to make 12
in addition you are only alowed to use them once and you have to use all of them
parentheses are alowed, but powers are not.

2. Spoiler:
How about 9 * 8 / 6?

3. Originally Posted by Ackbeet
Spoiler:
How about 9 * 8 / 6?
Where are 10 and {+,-}?

4. Hmm. Is the problem statement this:

1. "Using all of the following symbols exactly once, 6, 7, 8, ,9, 10 and +, -, *, /, try and make the number 12." or is it

2. "Using any of the following symbols at most once, 6, 7, 8, ,9, 10 and +, -, *, /, try and make the number 12."?

The OP wasn't worded clearly there, in my opinion.

5. Yes...

6. sorry let me reword it.
using only the numbers 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
using only the operations +, -, /, *
you have to make 12
in addition you are only alowed to use them once and you have to use all of them

7. Are parentheses allowed, or do you have to rely on the natural order of operations?

8. parentheses are alowed, but powers are not.

9. Originally Posted by Tzar
using only the numbers 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
using only the operations +, -, /, *
in addition you are only alowed to use them once and you have to use all of them
Does "them" include the "+, -, /, *" ? Or do you mean just the numbers?

Like, is 6 * (8 - 7 + 10 - 9) = 12 ok? Or must the / sign be used ?

10. nope sorry it applies to both the numbers and th operations

11. Can '/' be interpreted as integer division (where you don't worry about the remainder), or is it real division? Or could it be either?

12. it has to be real division

13. Here's one solution. There may be many others.

Spoiler:
((10+8)*7)/6-9.

14. There are no solutions that can get away without using parentheses.

15. excellent, thank you, I have been working on it for two weeks

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