02-02-2004, 01:06 #1 Join Date: Mar 2002 Posts: 13,864 Countdown 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. Code: ```[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) Last edited by MathsManiac; 01-09-2018 at 01:01. Reason: Rule change
 02-02-2004, 01:14 #2 feylya Moderator   Join Date: Feb 2003 Posts: 21,516 Mod: Instruments, ZTest 25*5-(7/7+9)=115
02-02-2004, 01:15   #3
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 and the target is 115

5 x 25 =125
9 + (7/7) = 10
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115

02-02-2004, 01:16   #4

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 Originally posted by feylya 25*5-(7/7+9)=115
was posted first so your go....

 02-02-2004, 01:16 #5 Banned   Join Date: Sep 2003 Posts: 994 dam beaten too it by 1 min great idea syke well done feylya
 02-02-2004, 01:17 #6 feylya Moderator   Join Date: Feb 2003 Posts: 21,516 Mod: Instruments, ZTest 5, 8, 6, 2, 7, 75 542 Dunno if it's possible. Just random stabs at the key pad.
02-02-2004, 01:21   #7
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 5, 8, 6, 2, 7, 75

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 542
(75 x 7) + (2 x 6) + 5

 02-02-2004, 01:23 #8 feylya Moderator   Join Date: Feb 2003 Posts: 21,516 Mod: Instruments, ZTest Very good. I had (75-6)*8 - (7-2+5) = 542 Post one.
 02-02-2004, 01:24 #9 Banned   Join Date: Sep 2003 Posts: 994 3 4 5 5 9 25 436
02-02-2004, 01:34   #10
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 Originally posted by mukki 3 4 5 5 9 25 436
4*5*(25-3) = 440 - (9 - 5) = 436

 02-02-2004, 01:36 #11 ecksor Puppy Shotgun     Join Date: Apr 2000 Posts: 10,056 Mod: Mustard, ZTest 75 25 1 4 7 4 Target: 933
 02-02-2004, 01:44 #12 Join Date: Mar 2002 Posts: 13,864 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. Enjoy
 02-02-2004, 01:49 #13 Banned   Join Date: Sep 2003 Posts: 994 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
 02-02-2004, 01:52 #14 Join Date: Mar 2002 Posts: 13,864 K maybe 6 so... depends how busy it is
 02-02-2004, 01:58 #15 Join Date: Mar 2002 Posts: 13,864 ((4-1)*4* 75) + (25+7) = 932