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02-02-2004, 01:06   #1
 
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Thought this might be a laugh. If it works I'll sticky it.

Basically its just like the Countdown numbers game, randomly pick 6 numbers from either 25, 50, 75 or 100 or 1-10 and a final number and post them. The rest of the posters have to try arrive at the total by addition/subtraction/multiplication/division with those numbers.

In the show itself there are cards facing downwards containing the numbers that can be selected. There is one each of 25, 50, 75, 100 and 2 each of the numbers 1 to 10. So, the multiples of 25 up to 100 can be in your selection only once or not at all and the smaller ones up to a maximum of twice.

So, in other words, from the following selection PICK ANY SIX CARDS.
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[25] [50] [75] [100]

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
[6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
[6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
The first person to get the solution wins.

Mod edit: rule change by overwhelming popular demand: please do not post an impossible target.


so I start with 5, 9, 7, 7, 2, 25

and the target is 115

(I closed my eyes and hit the number pad three times for that)

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02-02-2004, 01:14   #2
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25*5-(7/7+9)=115
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so I start with 5, 9, 7, 7, 2, 25
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and the target is 115

5 x 25 =125
9 + (7/7) = 10
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115
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25*5-(7/7+9)=115
was posted first so your go....
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dam beaten too it by 1 min

great idea syke

well done feylya
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5, 8, 6, 2, 7, 75

542

Dunno if it's possible. Just random stabs at the key pad.
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5, 8, 6, 2, 7, 75

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(75 x 7) + (2 x 6) + 5
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Very good. I had

(75-6)*8 - (7-2+5) = 542

Post one.
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3 4 5 5 9 25


436
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3 4 5 5 9 25


436
4*5*(25-3) = 440 - (9 - 5) = 436
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75 25 1 4 7 4

Target: 933
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Actually, as ecksor pointed out, in the show you can have any combination of big numbers (10, 25, 50, 75, 100) and single digits.

Also the first closest after 12 hours is deemed winner in unsoved ones.

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i don't think this one is possibal but heres my closest

(75 x (1+4+7)) + 25 +4 = 929

12 hrs is a bit long they only get 30 seconds in the program
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K maybe 6 so... depends how busy it is
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((4-1)*4* 75) + (25+7) = 932
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