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Help me with Math riddle

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  1. Jan 1, 2012 at 10:12 PM
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    04LTtacoma

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    My friends younger brother came from Texas to visit her. I was hanging out with my friend and her younger brother this evening. He gave me this math riddle.


    The four numbers are 3 3 8 8, you can use +,-,( ), /, or multiplication

    The answer is 24. How would you use 3 3 8 8 to equal 24?

    He told me it took him an hour to figure out, good luck!
     
  2. Jan 1, 2012 at 10:21 PM
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    Warhorseforever

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    I know this answer because just about every math teacher I've had since the 7th grade has given this problem to me but I'll with hold it so that I can see the shenanigans go down.
     
  3. Jan 1, 2012 at 10:24 PM
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    Konaborne

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    8/(3-(8/3)

    or

    8
    -----
    3-(8/3)


    Edit:
    8/(3-(8/3) = 8/(1/3) = 24


    muthafuckaaaaaaaaaaaas (whited the answer, good luck!)
     
  4. Jan 1, 2012 at 10:25 PM
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    (8x3x2x1)/3+8. (48divided by 3)+ 8. 16+8 = 24
     
  5. Jan 1, 2012 at 10:26 PM
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    you cant use 2 or 1
     
  6. Jan 1, 2012 at 10:26 PM
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  7. Jan 1, 2012 at 10:26 PM
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    8+7=87
     
  8. Jan 1, 2012 at 10:27 PM
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    x - x + x / x = 24

    3 < x < 8
     
  9. Jan 1, 2012 at 10:27 PM
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    You can't use 2or 1


    You can only use these four number 3 3 8 8

    EDIT: 3, 3, 8, 8=24 and you can only use them once
     
  10. Jan 1, 2012 at 10:29 PM
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    Do I win a prize?
     
  11. Jan 1, 2012 at 10:30 PM
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    finish it.
     
  12. Jan 1, 2012 at 10:33 PM
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    added to the edit
     
  13. Jan 1, 2012 at 10:33 PM
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    You didn't solve it.
     
  14. Jan 1, 2012 at 10:34 PM
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  15. Jan 1, 2012 at 10:35 PM
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    nvm. lol
     
  16. Jan 1, 2012 at 10:35 PM
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    8/(3-(8/3))
    = 8/(1/3)
    = 24
     
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  19. Jan 2, 2012 at 12:28 AM
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    You cheated.
     
  20. Jan 2, 2012 at 12:36 AM
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    same shit as everyone else
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