# Think not in integers?

Easier again:

Make 24 using only the digits 1, 4, 5 and 6, with the following conditions:

• They should not be clubbed /joined (to form such as 64 or 51 etc.)
• Only the basic arithmetic operations (+, -, * and /) are allowed to be performed. (Means - No use of powers / roots / factorials etc.)
• All the given digits should be used and
• All the given digits should be used only once
• Possible duplicate of Write twenty-four from four numbers
– bleh
Jul 18, 2017 at 15:59
• @bleh No, $\{1,3,4,6\}\neq\{1,4,5,6\}$. Jul 18, 2017 at 17:18
• Yea, but it's the same concept
– bleh
Jul 18, 2017 at 19:35

If this is easy as I think it is

$6/(5/4-1)$

Which simplifies to

$6*4$

Which is 24

Or you can do it the other way...

$4/(1-5/6)$

Which simplifies to

$4*6$

• Well, good work @bleh (fast enough), though there is another way to achieve the same (can be considered as a bonus !) Jul 18, 2017 at 15:51
• Yes, @bleh, you got the other one also correct ! Jul 19, 2017 at 5:13

The answer for this is very similar to the answer here https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/a/1641/10399

$\dfrac{6}{\frac{5}{4} - 1}$.

This simplifies to $\frac{6}{1/4}$, which becomes $6 \cdot 4$, which becomes $24$.

• Well, good work @Ian MacDonald, though there is another way to achieve the same (can be considered as a bonus !) Jul 18, 2017 at 15:51
• You should probably checkmark @bleh's answer. I literally just copy-pasted mine and changed the first formula a bit to match your inputs. Jul 18, 2017 at 15:59