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Ok - so this can be done - but I can't do it. You have the numbers 1 4 5 8 and must use them to result in the total of 150. You must use each number, but only once. You can square or cube the num… Read More
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8y, 2w agoPosted 8 years, 2 weeks ago
Ok - so this can be done - but I can't do it.

You have the numbers 1 4 5 8 and must use them to result in the total of 150.
You must use each number, but only once. You can square or cube the numbers.

This is a first year high school question!!!


Anyone able to do it?
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8y, 2w agoPosted 8 years, 2 weeks ago
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1 Like #1
5 cubed + 4 squared + 8 + 1
1 Like #2
(5 cubed) + (4 squared) +1 + 8

125 + 16 +1 + 8
1 Like #3
8+4+12
12 squared = 144

144+5+1=150
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Thanks guys - had just managed to figure it out the same way as the first two with my OH! But now I can show off with an alternative thanks to Teqnophile!

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