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# Here are a couple of number puzzles for you.

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## Here are a couple of number puzzles for you.

you can use some or all thes numbers but you cannot use any of them twice.

the operations are multiply, division, addition and subtraction  (and brackets if you want)

The aim is to get as close as possible to the target number.

1)     4, 6, 25, 50, 75, 100      The target number is  821

2)    2, 8, 25, 50, 75 and 100   The target number is 431       (I think this one may be very difficult)

I'll post the answers after you have had a go. Dec 22, 2014

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(75 + 50) * 6 + 100 - 25 - 4 = 821

75 * (50 - 6) / 4 - 100 / 25 = 821

(100 + 50 - 25) * 6 + 75 - 4 = 821

(100 - 75) * (25 + 6)  + 50 - 4 = 821

(100 + 6 - 75) * 25 + 50 - 4 = 821

100 * (50 + 6) * 4 / 25 - 75 = 821

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(75 * 50 - 100 - 2) / 8 - 25 = 431

(75 * (50 - 100 / 25) - 2) / 8 = 431

_7UP_

Dec 22, 2014

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50*75/4-100-25+6 = 818.5

Closest I can get for the first.

Dec 22, 2014
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That is pretty close Will85237.

If you decide you want the 'exact' answer, send me a private message and I will send it to you :)

Dec 22, 2014
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(75 + 50) * 6 + 100 - 25 - 4 = 821

75 * (50 - 6) / 4 - 100 / 25 = 821

(100 + 50 - 25) * 6 + 75 - 4 = 821

(100 - 75) * (25 + 6)  + 50 - 4 = 821

(100 + 6 - 75) * 25 + 50 - 4 = 821

100 * (50 + 6) * 4 / 25 - 75 = 821

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(75 * 50 - 100 - 2) / 8 - 25 = 431

(75 * (50 - 100 / 25) - 2) / 8 = 431

_7UP_

SevenUP Dec 22, 2014
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Excellent SevenUp  I here are the original  answers Dec 23, 2014