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#1
This is not an assignment. I just want to see who the first one is that can figure this out because it's always fun to show off your intelligence, right? And I know that none of you have anything better to do.

You have the numbers 2, 3, and 5. You can use any combination of algebraic functions so that you reach the number 19. This includes: square roots, division, factorials, exponents, etc. However, you can only use these numbers once. So, lets say the number was 17 instead of 19: you would do 5 times 3, then add 2 to get 17. But, 19 is a little trickier.

So, let's see how smart the pit is. Begin thinking!

EDIT: You HAVE to use all the numbers.
Last edited by chev311e at Feb 27, 2012,
#3
Nah, you cant use 2 more than once

EDIT: 5^2, that is using the two once. 3X2 is twice.
Last edited by chev311e at Feb 27, 2012,
#7
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#10
Quote by devourke
5 squared = 25

2 x 3 = 6

25 - 6 = 19


(5^2)-3! then?
#11
5^2 = 25
3! (3x2x1) is 6
25-6=19. It says we can use factorials in the question.
#13
(5^2)-(2*3) = 19

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#14
^^^this is correct. Factorials are the way to go.
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#19
Okay, I have a new challenge. Get 21. I have the solution, hoping there's no other one.
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#21
5^2 - 3! = 19

Quote by Eastwinn
Okay, I have a new challenge. Get 21. I have the solution, hoping there's no other one.



(5+2) (3) = 21
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Last edited by Msword7 at Feb 27, 2012,
#25
Quote by devourke
(5+2)x3


Dammit. I'll be back with a new one.... SOON

EDIT: 23 ... find that.

EDITDOS: Or 5.
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Last edited by Eastwinn at Feb 27, 2012,
#26
Quote by devourke
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#27
Quote by Eastwinn
Dammit. I'll be back with a new one.... SOON

EDIT: 23 ... find that.

EDITDOS: Or 5.


2 + 3 = 23

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THIS WAS MEANT TO BE A PIG
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#29
Quote by EMGs_rule
2 + 3 = 23


gotta use 5 going by my rules!
EDIT: is there a solution to 23 eastwinn?
#30
Quote by EMGs_rule
2 + 3 = 23


You got me for a second :P

How about this:

0: 5 - 3 - 2
1: (5-3)/2
2:
3: 2^3 - 5
4: 3^2 - 5
5: (3-2)*5
6: 5 + 3 - 2
7: 2*5 - 3
8:
9:
10: 5 + 3 + 2
11:
12:
13: 2*5 + 3
14: 3^2 + 5
15: 5!/(3! + 2)
16: 2*5 + 3!
17: 3*5 + 2
18: 5!/3! - 2
19: 5^2 - 3!
20: (2+3)!! + 5
21: (5+2)*3
22: 5^2 - 3
23: 5!! + 2^3
24: 5!/(3+2)
25:

Okay UG, let's fill this in.
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Last edited by Eastwinn at Feb 27, 2012,
#31
5^2=25

25-3 = 22. Easy fill in.

For 27, just add 2 instead of subtracting, you should do all of the basic math ones like that, to conserve posts.
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#33
Quote by Eastwinn
You got me for a second :P

How about this:

1: 5 - 3 - 2 (this would be 0, 5-3 divide by 2 = 1)
2:
3: 2^3 - 5
4: 3^2 - 5
5: (I have the solution but I want someone else to find it)
6: 5 - 3 + 2
7: 2*5 - 3
8: 5 + 3 - 2
9:
10: 5 + 3 + 2
11:
12:
13: 2*5 + 3
14:
155!/3!+2)
16:
17: 3*5 + 2
185!/3!)-2
19:
20: 5!/(3*2)
21:
225!/3!)+2
23: (see five)
24:
25:

Okay UG, let's fill this in.



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#34
Quote by Eastwinn
Dammit. I'll be back with a new one.... SOON

EDIT: 23 ... find that.

EDITDOS: Or 5.



(3-2) (5) = 5
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#35
19=5^2 - 3!
24=5! / (3+2)
Last edited by a_7_x at Feb 27, 2012,
#37
Quote by Eastwinn
EDITDOS: Or 5.

-5*sgn(2-3)
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#38
Quote by metal4eva_22
9: 3^2

Doesn't say you have to use all the numbers.


Gotta use all the numbers. Ill put that in OP.
#39
Quote by damian_91
-5*sgn(2-3)


Now you're being obtuse. The point is to look for elegant solutions
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#40
Quote by Eastwinn
You got me for a second :P

How about this:

0: 5 - 3 - 2
[strike]1: (5+2)%3[/strike]
2:
3: 2^3 - 5
4: 3^2 - 5
5: (3-2)*5
[strike]6: 5 - 3 + 2[/strike] 5 + 3 - 2
7: 2*5 - 3
[strike]8: 5 + 3 - 2[/strike]
9:
10: 5 + 3 + 2
11:
12:
13: 2*5 + 3
14: 3^2 + 5
15: 5!/(3! + 2)
16: 2*5 + 3!
17: 3*5 + 2
18: 5!/3! - 2
19: 5^2 - 3!
20:
21: (5+2)*3
22: 5^2 - 3
23: (see five)
24:
25:

Okay UG, let's fill this in.

Found some errors.
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