And you STILL can't spell ;)
But yes, I was just thinking about that the other day. 8x3=24... hey, that's just like the 24 game we played in 3rd grade. Freaky.
Except you need 4 digits.
3 3 7 7 . Go. =)
Third grade, bitch. We were in third grade. I think it was 4th grade that we learned order of operations and, you know, got to use non-integers in there. (Except for Josh Bertman, who did Calculus when he was like, 12. I think he went to MIT after TJ... and wasn't in our third-grade class.)
I've been idly trying over the years to think of another four numbers which require fractions to solve. I'm not sure any exist.
(Also, I should note that my previous solution was incorrect, but I had the right idea.)
4 4 7 7 does.
Somewhere, I've a file with all 1875 combinations (if you use a deck of cards, with jacks as 11, queens as 12s and kings as 13s). I've solved 80% of them.
(Admittedly, when I was exposed to 24, we were able to use any binary operation. We stopped using module, as it made things too easy. My favorite using any binary op is the 'cool' solution to 2 3 10 10 -- that is, not (10-3)*2+10)
Itty bitty post. What the hell did I misspell?
I hated 24 after a while 'cause I could never beat Deep. Ever. He was insaine with it. It was discuraging.
I think Darius was just taking issue with being made into an adjective.
not to mention "insaine" and "discuraging"
You misspelled "dariusk" :)
And yes, Deep also made me stop trying.
ack! ok, fixed. Man, I suck. I try to remember how to spell people's names... *sigh*