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Rakesh Joshi
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Can you make a target number 37 by using five 5s? You can use any math operator as you want. There are at least two different ways.
 
Jim Yingst
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((5+5)/5)^5 + 5
((5/5)/.5)^5 + 5
(5*.5 + 5)*5 -.5
5/(5 * .5^5) + 5

(where x^y = Math.pow(x, y))

Various others...
 
Stuart Ash
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Jim, did you solve it yourself? If yes, give us your train of thought, can you?
 
Jim Yingst
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I solved it myself in the sense that I wrote the program myself. Actually it was written for an earlier problem; I just modified it slightly.

By the way, all these posts saying "solve this" and "now solve this" could really use some better titles. The existing ones are pretty much useless.
 
Rakesh Joshi
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Jim, thanks for ur suggestion.
[ March 26, 2006: Message edited by: Rakesh Joshi ]
 
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((5^5/5^5) + (5^5/5^5))^5 + 5
 
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