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## Hot answers tagged formation-of-numbers

### Make 0 0 0 0 = 8

A lateral thinking answer:
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### Make 0 0 0 0 = 8

I think that This is because This works and is valid because
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### 3:3! It's a football score!

If you are allowed to use decimals, then

### 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 = 100

Note: This answer only applies prior to the edit that clarifies that the expression on the left must evaluate to 100, rather than simply the equation being true. If you allow exponents, you can get ...
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### Use 2, 0, 1 and 8 to make 109

Probably not the intended answer, but, I propose: Explanation:
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### Use the numbers 1-9 to equal 1150

Here's an answer which
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### 3:3! It's a football score!

Since the puzzle oddly and specifically mentions the symbol for the square root, I used this: but rotated and reflected it giving:
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### 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 = 100

I believe that this is the smallest:
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### 3:3! It's a football score!

Another answer could be
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### Make 0 0 0 0 = 8

Lateral thinking!
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I think...
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### Making π from 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

4 ops = 1.9934200404 points: Off by 0.00108199. 5 ops = 2.2864604146 points: Off by 0.0000340537. 6 ops = 2.7136051067 points: Off by only 0.000000266764(!) Now we can keep taking square roots ...
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### too easy puzzle? Try it first!

The equation is equivalent to: As $A$ to $I$ are $1$ to $9$:
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### Doubling/tripling puzzle: make 1 from 1536 in as few steps as possible

As Jo has already shown, this can be accomplished in To help visualize this problem, we can imagine: Proving minimality:
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### A truly amazing way of making the number 2016

And three more à la Perry
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First off, latest edit - just for fun, how to get 5 from just 0 and 1: Before rule change posted: With the changed rules: And while we're at it, here's $0$ to $28$: And here's how to get 5 from ...