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Originally posted by SamsterSamster:

Puzzle 50:

Keeping the numbers 1-9 in order and using any mathematical symbols (e.g. +, -, x, /), make 100. The person who PMs me the most combinations by this time tomorrow gets one point. For example: (1 + 2) – 3 + ((4 × 5) – 6) / 7 + 8 + (9 × 10) = 100 counts but because you cannot put numbers together, 12 + 3 – 4 + 5 + 67 + 8 + 9 = 100 doesn’t count

fixed

 
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I’m gonna leave this one open for another day because I haven’t had much feedback as of yet.

 
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I would do this puzzle, but it’s the sort of problem I’d rather program a solution to, rather than iterating through all the possibilities myself. And that wouldn’t be very fair, would it?

 
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Can I use different symbols, like exponent? Also, can I use logarithms? Absolute power?

 
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Originally posted by MaistlinRajere:

Can I use different symbols, like exponent? Also, can I use logarithms? Absolute power?

I think I’m going to stick to -, +, /, x, ( ) and ! – sorry. :P

 
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Damn.

EDIT: wut, we can use factorial?

Factorial shouldn’t be allowed. You are essentially using numbers more than once.

1+2+3+4!+5+6+7+8+9 is 1+2+3+4*3*2*+5+6+7+8+9

 
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Originally posted by MaistlinRajere:

2*+5

No. That is wrong. 2*+5=10.

 
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Originally posted by MaistlinRajere:

Damn.

EDIT: wut, we can use factorial?

Factorial shouldn’t be allowed. You are essentially using numbers more than once.

1+2+3+4!+5+6+7+8+9 is 1+2+3+4*3*2*+5+6+7+8+9

Fine, you can’t use factorial :P

 
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Waiiiittttaminute.

Why can’t I just put two negative signs in front of the thing and put everything in brackets and play everything as many times as I want?

And can we have a power of 0?

 
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Originally posted by S_98:

Waiiiittttaminute.

Why can’t I just put two negative signs in front of the thing and put everything in brackets and play everything as many times as I want?

And can we have a power of 0?

Because you can only use each number once. And no :P

 
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Maistlin gets the point for the most solutions:

1plus2plus3plus4plus5plus6plus7plus8times9
1minus2times3minus4plus5times6plus7plus8times9
1times2times3times4plus5plus6plus7times8plus9
(1times2plus3)times4times5plus6minus7minus8plus9
1minus2times3minus4minus5plus6times7plus8times9
1times2times3minus4times5plus6times7plus8times9
1times2times3times4plus5plus6minus7plus8times9
1minus2times3plus4times5plus6plus7plus8times9


Puzzle 51:

Assuming you had enough darts, what score would you accumulate if you hit every space on a dartboard once?

 
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I supposing this is counting doubles and triples just checking

 
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1545

 
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Originally posted by puzzledan:

I supposing this is counting doubles and triples just checking

Yep :P

 
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1335

 
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Originally posted by funiax:

1545

 
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Originally posted by MaistlinRajere:
Originally posted by funiax:

1545

 
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Originally posted by funiax:
Originally posted by MaistlinRajere:
Originally posted by funiax:

1545

I didn’t even count. Follow the sheep, heh.

 
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I can see where the 1545 answer comes from, but it depends on your definition of “space”—I consider the two singles sections as two parts of the same space, not two different spaces.

 
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Originally posted by funiax:

1545

That is the answer I was looking for.

 
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None today, two tomorrow :P

 
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Puzzle 52:

Be the first to complete all ten levels in Pipe It 2D and post your screenshot here, like the one below (with chat tab and green plug etc.)

Puzzle 53:

These words can all have a letter added and then be rearranged to make a new 5-letter word, e.g. noun union NOUN + I = UNION. The 7 added letters are an anagram of a 7-letter word. What is the 7-letter word, and what are the new words?

MAIL
EXIT
GOSH
CITY
NEWT
DENY
MINI

 
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Have no idea what the last 3 words could be on 53

 
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Think i got 53:

CLAIM – C
EXIST – S
GHOST – T
ITCHY – H
TWINE – I
NEEDY – E
MINIM (wasn’t too sure since it isn’t exactly rearranged but I needed an M)

CHEMIST

 
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Originally posted by funiax:

Think i got 53:

CLAIM – C
EXIST – S
GHOST – T
ITCHY – H
TWINE – I
NEEDY – E
MINIM (wasn’t too sure since it isn’t exactly rearranged but I needed an M)

CHEMIST

Congrats, that was tough! :)