- 29 Oct '06 10:53 / 1 editTake 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." - 29 Oct '06 11:22

Yes, all standard rules of mathematics will apply here, so assume multiplication and division is done first.*Originally posted by danandi1***Do we assume multiplication is done before adddition etc.?**

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Do all blanks have to be filled?

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.