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      01-02-2008, 08:48 PM   #1
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silly math puzzle, PLEASE HELP!!!!

I'm going to give you four numbers: 2, 3, 4, and 5. And they're not Roman numerals, they're the regular old Arabic numerals with which we're all familiar.

You also get a plus sign, and an equal sign. Now, make an equation with some stuff on one side of the equal sign, and some stuff on the other.

At first blush, you might say, "This is easy!" 5+2=3+4...but, you're using two plus signs, and you're only allowed to use one.


cant get this one, co worker says he can....apparantly its a pretty popular puzzle....somebody help...by the way, this coworker drives a c class, how bout some BMW POWER! lol
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so you can only use + and = ?
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only 1 of each... at first i thought break up the+ make it 3-2=5-4......
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so you cant divide or multiply, only way to solve it is with one + and one = ?
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3+5 = 4(2)
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3+5 = 4(2)


thats what i had in mind, but don't know if the rules apply to multiplying
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thats all the info he gave me could be the one ^^ 3+5=4(2) more answers???
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4 + 5 = 3^2

my friend and i tried to figure it out together but he got it first
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thats what i had in mind, but don't know if the rules apply to multiplying
he said some STUFF one one side and stuff on another so yea i guesss you can multiply and use the power sign
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i think that 4+5=3subscript 2 is right....no other signs, i guess raised to without the ^ is right???????
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i think that 4+5=3subscript 2 is right....no other signs, i guess raised to without the ^ is right???????
yea
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i think that 4+5=3subscript 2 is right....no other signs, i guess raised to without the ^ is right???????
make sure you get all the facts next time
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Tell your worker that if he's so smart how come he drives a "C" class and you're driving a "B"mw??
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maybe i should go out and buy the new Audi "A"4.
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Just don't get a "F"ord "F"150
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Tell your worker that if he's so smart how come he drives a "C" class and you're driving a "B"mw??
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Just don't get a "F"ord "F"150
But an F-450'd be ok. If you're gonna be dumb, you gotta be tough.
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I'm happy with a "P"orsche.
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Just don't get a "F"ord "F"150
heck i will take a "F"errari lol

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Tell your worker that if he's so smart how come he drives a "C" class and you're driving a "B"mw??
guess thats why your boss shows up in his "A"ston Martin
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3+(4/2) = 5

guess that works too
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solved it-- i hope?

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I'm going to give you four numbers: 2, 3, 4, and 5. And they're not Roman numerals, they're the regular old Arabic numerals with which we're all familiar.

You also get a plus sign, and an equal sign. Now, make an equation with some stuff on one side of the equal sign, and some stuff on the other.
2+3=5 It doesn't say you have to use all the numbers.
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