On Tue, 13 Nov 2007 00:45:27 +0100, Thomas Nordhaus <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>quasi schrieb: >> On Mon, 12 Nov 2007 22:14:03 +0100, Thomas Nordhaus >> <email@example.com> wrote: >> >>> firstname.lastname@example.org schrieb: >>>> So, using only +, -, x, /, and parentheses, and ONLY these numbers: >>>> >>>> 1, 7, 7, 7, 7 >>>> >>>> how can you make 100? Is there more than one solution? >>>> >>> How about this: 7+7+7+7+7+7+7+7+7+7+7+7+7+7+1+1. I think, that's the >>> only solution. >> >> The implication of showing four 7's is that you are supposed to use >> only those four 7's, and hence, only one 1. > >Well, right you are - I guess, coming home pub, looking through the >newsgroup and making funny replies doesn't work all the time.
Sorry, I should have realized your reply was being deliberately silly.