You start with 1,000,000
You can add, multiply, divide or subtract by a number each turn.
You can use the numbers 1-9 inclusive but each only once.
You cannot use brackets.
You cannot get a fraction.
I.E if you wanted to divide by nine, you couldn't instantly. Your first moves would presumably be:
1,000,000 - 1 =
999,999 / 9 = 111,111

and then you can't use 1 or 9 from then on.
What's the lowest number you can get to?

Originally posted by doodinthemood You start with 1,000,000
You can add, multiply, divide or subtract by a number each turn.
You can use the numbers 1-9 inclusive but each only once.
You cannot use brackets.
You cannot get a fraction.
I.E if you wanted to divide by nine, you couldn't instantly. Your first moves would presumably be:
1,000,000 - 1 =
999,999 / 9 = 111,111

and then you can't use 1 or 9 from then on.
What's the lowest number you can get to?

1E6 /5=200,000/8=25,000/4=6250/2=3125-(97631)=-94506
Thats lower than zero, pretty low!

Originally posted by doodinthemood You start with 1,000,000
You can add, multiply, divide or subtract by a number each turn.
You can use the numbers 1-9 inclusive but each only once.
You cannot use brackets.
You cannot get a fraction.
I.E if you wanted to divide by nine, you couldn't instantly. Your first moves would presumably be:
1,000,000 - 1 =
999,999 / 9 = 111,111

and then you can't use 1 or 9 from then on.
What's the lowest number you can get to?

"You cannot get a fraction.
I.E if you wanted to divide by nine, you couldn't instantly. Your first moves would presumably be:
1,000,000 - 1 =
999,999 / 9 = 111,111"

Originally posted by wolfgang59 YOU CANNOT GET A FRACTION

"You cannot get a fraction.
I.E if you wanted to divide by nine, you couldn't instantly. Your first moves would presumably be:
1,000,000 - 1 =
999,999 / 9 = 111,111"

Originally posted by TheMaster37 Though what you write is complete and utter nonsense. That is exactly what math teachers are trying to get OUT of the kids heads.

Exactly how does that violate the requirements of the first post? A negative number is lower than zero in ANYONE's maths book. I can't help it if he defined the problem inexactly. If he wanted the series end to be exaclty zero he should have specified that. There was no such specification, therefore any negative number is a valid answer.
He specified, and I quote: "What is the lowest number you can get to?"
Hey, so I am lawyering up, that's what logic is all aboutðŸ™‚