# Given four numbers 3, 3, 8, 8 and four arithmetic + - * /, make up 24 [closed]

You should use each number only once, and you can specify the calculation priority with ().

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 should we include all the numerical operators? in that case we have four numbers and only three places where we can include the operators. – thedorkknight Oct 2 '12 at 13:53 Do we have to use all numbers? If not, note that $3 \cdot 8 = 24$... – Johannes Kloos Oct 2 '12 at 14:14 No, you needn't, you can use any times of them. – zdd Oct 2 '12 at 14:18

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## 1 Answer

$$\frac{8}{3-\frac{8}{3}}=24$$

(and without adding numbers this time!)

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 You win this time! – zdd Oct 2 '12 at 12:58 This shape of answer is often hard to see. – Ross Millikan Oct 2 '12 at 12:59 Hi zdd, how do you derive this kind of answer? I've asked the question at math.stackexchange.com/questions/333947/… – Fidel Mar 18 at 19:45