[Tutor] making math problems mmmm fun

max baseman dos.fool at gmail.com
Tue Sep 11 00:28:23 CEST 2007

hello all this is a homework in math i dont need to program it but i  
would like to :)  so like any other time pleas  dont just give a  
answer tutorials or a explanation. i dont like to use script  
something i dont understand :)


basically the problem is to find a bunch of ways to put 1,2,3,4,5  
into different math problems to that equal 1-25, i haven't spent to  
much time thinking about how to do this but i cant think of a way to  
do it it without writing making the program rather long here is the  
page from the book for the rules i will be working on this for the  
next week or so thanks for any help :)

  . you may use any of the four basic arithmetic operations-  
addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division (according to the  
order of operations rules). for example, 2+1x3-4 is a 1-2-3-4  
expression for the number 1.

. you may use exponents. for example, 2² - 4 - 1 is a 1234 expression  
for the number 3

. you may use radicals for EX: √4x2+1 is equal to 3 so 3+√4x2+1 is  
a 1234 expression for 6

. you may use factorials for EX: 4! means 4x3x2x1 so 3+4!+1-2 is a  
1234 expression for the number 26

. you  may juxtapose two or more digits (that is put them next to  
each other) to form a number such as 12. for example 43-12 is a 1234  
expression for 31

. you may use parentheses and brackets to change the meaning of a  
expression for example according to the rules of order of operations 1 
+4x3² is a 1234 expression for 37. you can add parentheses and  
brackets to get [(1+4)x3]² which is a 1234 expression for 225

. must use 1,2,3,4 exactly once

thanks for the help ill post if i find anything

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