Too Late, 2020 puzzle..
01-01-2020, 03:41 PM
Post: #4
 Bill Duncan Member Posts: 85 Joined: Jan 2016
RE: Too Late, 2020 puzzle..
(01-01-2020 03:09 PM)Albert Chan Wrote:
(01-01-2020 01:00 AM)Bill Duncan Wrote:  3.1) Fill in the blanks in the following ‘countdown’ equation so it makes arithmetical sense:

10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 = 2020

(10 + 9) * 8 * (7 + 6) + 5 * (4 + 3 + 2) - 1 = 2020

Yes, of course. The solution was already on that page. There might be an interesting discussion (I think) about how to arrive at answers like these and whether the algorithms might be doable on our machines.

I haven't figured it out, but it looks like a pretty large number of combinations to just use brute force..
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 Messages In This Thread Too Late, 2020 puzzle.. - Bill Duncan - 01-01-2020, 01:00 AM RE: Too Late, 2020 puzzle.. - Bill Duncan - 01-01-2020, 01:15 AM RE: Too Late, 2020 puzzle.. - Albert Chan - 01-01-2020, 03:09 PM RE: Too Late, 2020 puzzle.. - Bill Duncan - 01-01-2020 03:41 PM

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