# Scrambled Equations problem

• Dec 4th 2012, 10:52 AM
marcnsam
Scrambled Equations problem
OK.. I downloaded this math game for my phone and it says all problems are solvable but I have 2 that have me stumped.
by using +,-,*,/ and ( )
get the solution 46 using the numbers 1,2,6,9
each number can only be used once and can not be put next to each other to form a different number
the other equation that has me stumped is:
solution 35 using 3,3,7,8
good luck!
• Dec 5th 2012, 07:02 AM
Soroban
Re: Scrambled Equations problem
Hello, marcnsam!

Here's the second one . . .

Quote:

By using $+,\,-,\,\times,\,\div,\, (\,)$, get 35 using 3, 3, 7, 8.

$8(7-3) + 3 \:=\:35$
• Dec 5th 2012, 08:02 AM
topsquark
Re: Scrambled Equations problem
Quote:

Originally Posted by marcnsam
by using +,-,*,/ and ( )
get the solution 46 using the numbers 1,2,6,9

(9 - 1)*6 - 2 = 46

Thanks Soroban. You gave me the idea. (Sun)

-Dan