# This will drive you mad, though the answer's s...

Natural Science
Posers and Puzzles 29 Oct '06 10:53
1. Natural Science
blunderer of pawns
29 Oct '06 10:531 edit
Take the following mathematical statement:

1 _ 5 _ 1 _ 5 = 3

Your job is to fill in the blanks in such a way that this statement will be true. The blanks could logically be filled with any symbol associated with math and/or numbers, as long as they make a true statement in the end. Good luck, everyone.

Edit: thread title was supposed to continue, "...though the answer's so simple."
2. 29 Oct '06 11:19
Do we assume multiplication is done before adddition etc.?

and

Do all blanks have to be filled?
3. Natural Science
blunderer of pawns
29 Oct '06 11:22
Originally posted by danandi1
Do we assume multiplication is done before adddition etc.?

and

Do all blanks have to be filled?
Yes, all standard rules of mathematics will apply here, so assume multiplication and division is done first.

Yes, all blanks have to be filled.

Also, remember, the blanks are not limited to simply +, -, /, or X. ANY item associated with math and/or numbers can be used.
4. 29 Oct '06 11:26
Well that is very simple then.

1.5+1.5=3
5. Natural Science
blunderer of pawns
29 Oct '06 12:52
Originally posted by Peakite
Well that is very simple then.

1.5+1.5=3
Yeah you got it right, and made me feel like an idiot in the process. (I wasn't able to figure it out when it was shown to me.) ðŸ˜›