Hi everybody, {nl} Who's up for a challenge? I chose these numbers at random. {nl} PUZZLE 1 {nl} 10,50,5,25,and 500. {nl} {nl} Use these numbers to make the number 575. {nl} {nl} Rules: {nl} Use only these numbers {nl} No number can be used twice {nl} You do not have to use all the numbers {nl} You can use + - x or divide. {nl} You can use brackets. {nl} {nl} First one to respond with exact answer wins. If you post later but you have a substantially different answer, you win too. {nl} If no-one gets the exact answer then closest answer after 24 hours wins. (competition closes in 24 hours) {nl} {nl} You will be expected to explain how you got your answer. {nl} {nl} Use a name other than 'guest' and your wins will be recorded. {nl} If enough people are interested we will keep playing with different numbers. {nl} Any questions? {nl} (I have copied this game from the previous number puzzles.) {nl} Have fun.

knownhappyman68
Mar 29, 2017

#1**+2 **

10 , 50 , 5 , 25 , 500

Using all the numbers

500 + 10(5) + 50 - 25 =

500 + 50 + 50 - 25 =

600 - 25 =

575

CPhill
Mar 29, 2017

#3**+1 **

Thanks, knownhappyman68....but.....someone else may have a more creative solution.....

CPhill
Mar 29, 2017

#4**+2 **

You are truly right. Challenge is still on, you must have a different answer than +CPhill.

knownhappyman68
Mar 29, 2017