# Number Puzzles

24 from 8,8,3,3
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5-digit Number
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Birthday
When asked about his birthday, a man said: "The... Try Puzzle »

Choose the Right Symbol
What mathematical symbol can be put between 5 and... Try Puzzle »

Four Fours
A popular mathematical passtime: Use exactly... Try Puzzle »

Four-Digit Whole Number
There is one four-digit whole number n, such that... Try Puzzle »

Fraction
Can you arrange the numerals 1 to 9 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5... Try Puzzle »

Make the Number 100
Using the numerals 1,7,7,7 and 7 (a "1" and four... Try Puzzle »

One and a Half Hens
If one and a half hens lay one and a half eggs in... Try Puzzle »

Sum Of Digits is 43
I am thinking of a 6-digit number. The sum of the... Try Puzzle »

Tricky Equation
The following equation is wrong: 101 - 102 =... Try Puzzle »

Two Consecutive Numbers
A Teacher thinks of two consecutive numbers in the... Try Puzzle »

Where Did the Dollar Come From ?
Two friends have a nice meal together, and the... Try Puzzle »

Where Did the Dollar Go ?
Three friends have a nice meal together, and the... Try Puzzle »

24 from 8,8,3,3 - Solution
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The Puzzle: How can I get the answer 24 by only using the numbers 8,8,3,3. You can use the main signs add, subtract multiply and divide. (Puzzle supplied by "Steve123") . . . . (Scroll down if you really want to see the Solution ...) . . . . . .

The Solution . . .
We know of two solutions. 1) Supplied by "mathsyperson": 8/(3-(8/3)) = 8/(1/3) = 24 2) Supplied by "puzzler09", using factorials: ((8 x 3!)/3)+8 = ((8 x 3 x 2 x 1)/3)+8 = (48/3)+8 = (16)+8 = 24 3) Supplied by "Mark": {3!/(cube root of 8)}*8 Discuss this puzzle at the Math is Fun Forum

Four-Digit Whole Number - Solution
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The Puzzle: There is one four-digit whole number n, such that the last four digits of n2 are in fact the original number n. . . . . (Scroll down if you really want to see the Solution ...) .

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The Solution . . .
Looking at the last digit, the last digit must be either 0, 1, 5 or 6. Then looking at the last two digits, the last two digits must be either 00, 01, 25 or 76. Then looking at the last three digits, the last three digits must be either 000, 001, 625 or 376. Then looking at the last four digits, the last four digits must be either 0000, 0001, 0625 or 9376. Out of those, only 9376 is a 4 digit number. Discuss this puzzle at the Math is Fun Forum The Puzzle: Can you arrange the numerals 1 to 9 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9) in a single fraction that equals exactly 1/3 (one third)? Example that doesn't work: 7192/38456 = 0.187 . . . . (Scroll down if you really want to see the Solution ...) . Motto If you live in harmony with nature, you will never be poor. If you live according to what others think, you will never be rich. Seneca

Cross-Number Puzzle
The cross-number puzzle replaces the words in a crossword with numeric

digits, and math equations replace the the word hints. The larger the puzzle you select, the larger the maximum size of the numbers that go into the grid, as well as the more difficult the math problems. You can select the kind of math problems to use, so this puzzle can be made to be solvable by students who are only proficient with their multi-digit addition skills.

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