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 September 18th, 2013, 11:45 AM #1 Newbie   Joined: Sep 2013 Posts: 2 Thanks: 0 subtract,add,multiply,divide and get the same result Hello there am having a little problem on solving this :S, I have four numbers given when by collecting them I get the 68 (for example), then I need to add for example 3 to one of them, -3 to the other, *3 the other and \3 to the other... something like this .. the opponent should not be repeated twice (X1-3)+(X2*3)+(X3-3)+(X4\3) and give 68 ... Examples: (X1 - 3) + (X2 + 3) + (X3 : 3) + (X3 * 3) = (not 68) (X1 * 3) + (X2 - 3) + (X3 + 3) + (X3 : 3) = (not 68) (X1 + 3) + (X2 : 3) + (X3 - 3) + (X4 * 3) = 68 :) I'd really appreciate your help!! Last edited by greg1313; May 17th, 2018 at 04:32 AM. September 18th, 2013, 11:46 AM #2 Newbie   Joined: Sep 2013 Posts: 2 Thanks: 0 Re: subtract,add,multiply,divide and get the same result So whatever I do I should get always 68 !!!! Is there a formula I can work on ??? (sorry forget to mention) September 18th, 2013, 08:00 PM #3 Global Moderator   Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 21,110 Thanks: 2326 a + d/c + b - d/c + c*(d/c) + d/(d/c) = a + b + c + d or (trivially) use 1 instead of d/c. Tags add, divide, multiply, result, subtract Thread Tools Show Printable Version Email this Page Display Modes Linear Mode Switch to Hybrid Mode Switch to Threaded Mode Similar Threads Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post BenFRayfield Elementary Math 0 January 18th, 2014 07:37 AM HellBunny Algebra 6 March 5th, 2012 12:25 AM HellBunny Algebra 5 March 4th, 2012 10:21 PM matematicas Algebra 2 March 10th, 2009 04:42 PM intonvar Calculus 1 December 31st, 1969 04:00 PM

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