You have 1, 3, 4 and 6
Each number must be used once and once only.
You can multiply, divide, add and subtract (though you don't have to use all of these).

Originally posted by orangutan You have 1, 3, 4 and 6
Each number must be used once and once only.
You can multiply, divide, add and subtract (though you don't have to use all of these).

(6/3)x1x4

At one point in the solving process it reads:

224 (once the mulitiplication signs are removed)

Or if it really means" 24" instead of 224, then at one point it will read:

2x4

which is 24 with the multiplication symbols removed

Nice try but you can't have '14'
1,4,3 and 6 are the only numbers to work with. To get 14 you could add them all together 1+3+4+6 - but then you've used all the numbers up and are still 10 short of the goal.

There is a solution, and it's purely mathematical. No trickery.