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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 02 May '03 02:48
    1 1 1=3
    2 2 2=3
    3 3 3=3
    4 4 4=3
    5 5 5=3
    6 6 6=3
    7 7 7=3
    8 8 8=3
    9 9 9=3

    using just things from a scientific calculator make all of the above maths equations true

    eg
    1+1+1=3
    2+(2/2)=3

  2. Standard member Crowley
    Not Aleister
    02 May '03 22:43
    Originally posted by villa68
    1 1 1=3
    2 2 2=3
    3 3 3=3
    4 4 4=3
    5 5 5=3
    6 6 6=3
    7 7 7=3
    8 8 8=3
    9 9 9=3

    using just things from a scientific calculator make all of the above maths equations true

    eg
    1+1+1=3
    2+(2/2)=3

    -( (3/3) - 3) = 3
    (?4) / (?4) + (?4) = 3
    -( cos(5!) * 5 + cos(5!) ) = 3
    cos(6!) + cos(6!) + cos(6!) = 3
    cos(7!) + cos(7!) + cos(7!) = 3
    cos(8!) + cos(8!) + cos(8!) = 3
    -( ( (?9) / (?9) ) - (?9) ) = 3 OR cos(9!) + cos(9!) + cos(9!) = 3

    Is that what you were looking for?
  3. Standard member Crowley
    Not Aleister
    02 May '03 23:47
    Originally posted by Crowley
    -( (3/3) - 3) = 3
    (?4) / (?4) + (?4) = 3
    -( cos(5!) * 5 + cos(5!) ) = 3
    cos(6!) + cos(6!) + cos(6!) = 3
    cos(7!) + cos(7!) + cos(7!) = 3
    cos(8!) + cos(8!) + cos(8!) = 3
    -( ( (?9) / (?9) ) - (?9) ) = 3 OR cos(9!) + cos(9!) + cos(9!) = 3

    Is that what you were looking for?
    The "?" are supposed to be the squareroot sign.
  4. Standard member godzillion
    (dandan)
    03 May '03 15:20
    How about:
    3 + 3 - 3 = 3
    4 - (4/4) = 3
  5. Standard member Crowley
    Not Aleister
    03 May '03 20:21
    Originally posted by godzillion
    How about:
    3 + 3 - 3 = 3
    4 - (4/4) = 3
    Probably a tad simpler innit...
  6. 07 May '03 00:31
    the simplist answer is

    to put everything to the power of 0
    cos everything to the power of 0 is 1



  7. Standard member Toe
    07 May '03 18:53
    Originally posted by villa68
    the simplist answer is

    to put everything to the power of 0
    cos everything to the power of 0 is 1



    but where do all the zero's come from? I'd assume the only numbers allowed would be the three defined. by the way, for 9,9,9, there's
    square_root( 9 * 9 ) / square_root( 9 )
  8. Standard member genius
    Wayward Soul
    07 May '03 20:56
    but when you don't enter a number, does it not usually take it to be 0?
  9. Standard member Toe
    07 May '03 21:27
    Originally posted by genius
    but when you don't enter a number, does it not usually take it to be 0?
    Not on a scientific calculator. or not on mine at least. When you hit the 'x to power y' button, there isn't a default y.