Using only the digits, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9, in that order, how can you make the number 2023 using the +, -, ✕ and ÷ operations? (You can use as many parentheses as you want)
Here's a solution using all the operations and the digits in the same order.
I looked for factors of 2023 and found 17 and 119. Looked for factors of 119 and found 7 amd 17. Tada, I can use 7,8,9 to get 119. Now, 17 is a prime number. No factors. So, a bit of trial and errors and we can easily use digits 1,2,3,4,5,6 to get 17. Idea was to use bigger digits 5,6 with additions/substractions and smaller ones for other operations.