26 Jan '08 09:13

haven't asked for assistance before from you mob

but i think there may be suitably equipped mathematicians out there that will consider this some sort of breeze..

using only the numerals 2008, and in that order !! , create a set of mathematical equations using those numerals to develop the set of numbers from 1 - 20 ( or even further)

as much of an old fart as i am, i succeeded in getting all but 15, 17, 19

by way of example and quite possibly the most elegant

log (2) (008) = 3 (unfortunately not mine - one of the kids in the class)

and others

2 ** (0) + 0 + 8 = 10

(2! + 0!) * 0! + 8 = 11

2! + 0! + 0! + 8 = 12

those bloody primes ... ! ( and odd numbers... )

anyway, glad for any assistance, ciao 4 now

PS _ any maths symbol at all, but no extra digits, and in order of 2008

but i think there may be suitably equipped mathematicians out there that will consider this some sort of breeze..

using only the numerals 2008, and in that order !! , create a set of mathematical equations using those numerals to develop the set of numbers from 1 - 20 ( or even further)

as much of an old fart as i am, i succeeded in getting all but 15, 17, 19

by way of example and quite possibly the most elegant

log (2) (008) = 3 (unfortunately not mine - one of the kids in the class)

and others

2 ** (0) + 0 + 8 = 10

(2! + 0!) * 0! + 8 = 11

2! + 0! + 0! + 8 = 12

those bloody primes ... ! ( and odd numbers... )

anyway, glad for any assistance, ciao 4 now

PS _ any maths symbol at all, but no extra digits, and in order of 2008