insert brackets, + or - between the following digits: 2,3,4,5,6,7 to arrive at an answer of 20

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- Aug 19th 2008, 05:35 AMstevej63I am sure there is an easy answer!!
insert brackets, + or - between the following digits: 2,3,4,5,6,7 to arrive at an answer of 20

- Aug 19th 2008, 05:58 AMkalagota
- Aug 19th 2008, 06:11 AMstevej63Thanks but???
Hi kalagota

Doesn't your solution give an answer of 13, as you have taken off 7 aswell as not adding it on - Aug 19th 2008, 06:19 AMkalagota
- Aug 19th 2008, 06:24 AMstevej63obviously im confused
I need to acheive an answer of 20, not 27. Using the 2, -3,-4,+5,+6,+7 or the other solution -2+3+4-5+6+7, I get an answer of 13, where am I going wrong???

- Aug 19th 2008, 06:37 AMNiall101
(2)(3)(4)-5-6+7=20 where (2)(3)=6 (Clapping)

- Aug 19th 2008, 06:40 AMkalagota