1. In Christ
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    13 Mar '08 08:10
    Use the following four numbers (all of them) and only the operators of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to create an expression whose value is equal to 24.

    8, 1/3, 7/5, 9/2
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    13 Mar '08 20:37
    When you say all of them, does that mean they are used exactly one time each? Or can you repeat uses so long as each number is used?
  3. In Christ
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    13 Mar '08 23:00
    One time each.
  4. Backside of desert
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    15 Mar '08 16:56
    is it supposed to be: 18, 1/3, 7/5, 9/2 ?

    I have [ 18 + (9/2) ] * [ (7/5) - (1/3) ] = 24
  5. Fichtekränzi
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    16 Mar '08 23:06
    Originally posted by Jirakon
    Use the following four numbers (all of them) and only the operators of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to create an expression whose value is equal to 24.

    8, 1/3, 7/5, 9/2
    The nearest I got was
    23,81 = (9/2-1/3) / ( 7/5 / 8)

    Tell us, whats the solution?
  6. In Christ
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    17 Mar '08 00:08
    is it supposed to be: 18, 1/3, 7/5, 9/2 ?

    Nope. It's 8, not 18.
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    24 Jun '08 20:29
    Is the OP still around to give the solution to this? I don't see any easy way of solving without the matrix laboratory.
  8. In Christ
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    09 Jul '08 21:03
    This was on the box of my 24 game next to a caption that read:

    "Take the 24 game challenge! Solve this card: 8, 1/3, 7/5, 9/2"

    I haven't found a solution either, but I was really hoping someone would. Sorry for the inconvenience. I guess I can now just disregard it as a manufacturer error.
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