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 February 28th, 2014, 01:38 PM #1 Senior Member     Joined: Jan 2012 Posts: 745 Thanks: 7 Puzzle Example 1 4/8-1-5-6 = 4+ 8 Example 2 7/2 = 2-3-4 = 7+ 2 Can you solve for y in ? 8/5-4-2-y = 8 + 5
February 28th, 2014, 08:57 PM   #2
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 Originally Posted by Chikis Example 1 4/8-1-5-6 = 4+ 8 Example 2 7/2 = 2-3-4 = 7+ 2 Can you solve for y in ? 8/5-4-2-y = 8 + 5
Are you fooling around?!
y = 8/5 - 4 - 2 - 8 - 5

March 1st, 2014, 05:48 AM   #3
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 Originally Posted by Chikis Example 1 4/8-1-5-6 = 4+ 8 Example 2 7/2 = 2-3-4 = 7+ 2 Can you solve for y in ? 8/5-4-2-y = 8 + 5
Based from example 1, y = 7.

 March 1st, 2014, 06:14 AM #4 Senior Member     Joined: Jan 2012 Posts: 745 Thanks: 7 Re: Puzzle I don't understand. Can you please explain the example for me?
 March 1st, 2014, 06:16 AM #5 Senior Member     Joined: Jan 2012 Posts: 745 Thanks: 7 Re: Puzzle Can you please explain all the examples?
 March 1st, 2014, 09:29 AM #6 Math Team   Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 14,597 Thanks: 1038 Re: Puzzle WELL, looks like you'll have to wait for Marvin to come back; nobody else seems to know what you mean. And: why 2 equal signs in 2nd example?
 March 1st, 2014, 06:21 PM #7 Senior Member     Joined: Jan 2012 Posts: 745 Thanks: 7 Re: Puzzle I have cracked it now. I can explain it to you now.
March 1st, 2014, 07:19 PM   #8
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 Originally Posted by Chikis I have cracked it now. I can explain it to you now.
We don't want a solution, we want a clearly stated problem.

 March 2nd, 2014, 10:07 AM #9 Senior Member     Joined: Jan 2012 Posts: 745 Thanks: 7 Re: Puzzle Remember this is just a puzzle, you know.

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