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 February 26th, 2018, 07:51 AM #1 Newbie   Joined: Feb 2018 From: Wales Posts: 1 Thanks: 0 rearranging Which one of the following products cannot be rearranged to give a correct product? 26x3=78 16x3=48 Last edited by greg1313; February 26th, 2018 at 10:58 AM.
 February 26th, 2018, 10:21 AM #2 Global Moderator   Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 19,178 Thanks: 1646 The first can be rearranged as 38 × 2 = 76. Thanks from MathLover2005
 February 26th, 2018, 12:23 PM #3 Global Moderator   Joined: May 2007 Posts: 6,540 Thanks: 591 The second is also $4\times 12\ or\ 2\times 24$. What's the point?
 February 26th, 2018, 12:52 PM #4 Math Team   Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 12,762 Thanks: 860 or 6+4-3+1 = 8 and 6*4*1/3 = 8 (if all 5 original digits must be used)

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