Friday, May 26, 2006

Launch of Wei-Hwa's Puzzle Challenges by Google

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Today is the launch of Wei-Hwa's Puzzle Challange on Google's Personalized Homepage. This will be a portal to dicuss the hints, methods, answers, and solution to the puzzles

For all of you who do not have a Google Personalized Homepage, click on the add to Google link below. If you have a Google Personalized Homepage, add the module by clicking the link below.

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Here is the Google Puzzle Challenge (GPC) number 1.

Question:

Using the numbers 3, 3, 8, 8 (in any order), make a mathematical expression that equals 24. You can use only addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division (and parentheses), but in any order you wish. Note that you have to use all four numbers; otherwise 3 times 8 would be valid -- and that wouldn't be much of a puzzle, would it?

Solution:

http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/view/64637.html

http://plus.maths.org/issue14/puzzle/solution.html

Good Luck.

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