Add the four basic operators $\times\div+\,\;-$ and optionally brackets to:
$10 \quad 9 \quad 8 \quad 7 \quad 6 \quad 5 \quad 4 \quad 3 \quad 2 \quad 1$
To get the total $2017$.
- Look for the simplest solution - i.e. the least amount of characters (ignoring spaces). Please include your character count in your answer.
- Keep the order; do not add or combine numbers.
- Use all four operators at least once.
Credit for initial concept: Alex Bellos
Previous year: here.