tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5730391.post1734674566037083463..comments2019-01-17T13:16:39.713-08:00Comments on Blaine's Puzzle Blog: A Puzzle for Leap Day, 2008 -- Can you make 97?Blainehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06379274325110866036noreply@blogger.comBlogger6125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5730391.post-67909045743867463582008-03-16T21:54:00.000-07:002008-03-16T21:54:00.000-07:00Seems so easy in hindsight!Seems so easy in hindsight!EricMargelhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/02090556952649043090noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5730391.post-62749289410529846852008-03-14T05:38:00.000-07:002008-03-14T05:38:00.000-07:00Great solution. I started with the same premise -...Great solution. I started with the same premise - 96 was a good starting point. The connection between the factorial and percent eluded me. Thanks for an entertaining puzzle!donhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/10629317119387671011noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5730391.post-61516031574425834892008-03-13T08:48:00.000-07:002008-03-13T08:48:00.000-07:00My stategy was to work backwards... you figure tha...My stategy was to work backwards... you figure that you are 1 away from 96, that's a good number since it has lots of factors. So 0! + something...<BR/><BR/>I then realized that 96 was 80% of 120. Hmm... and 120 is 5!, can I use that?<BR/><BR/>Answer:<BR/>(0! / .2)! * .8 + 0!Blainehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/06379274325110866036noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5730391.post-19956358561197718352008-03-04T15:02:00.000-08:002008-03-04T15:02:00.000-08:00Is there any specific strategy, without just guess...Is there any specific strategy, without just guess and check?-https://www.blogger.com/profile/12916443330551647765noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5730391.post-18597684085638746222008-03-03T22:12:00.000-08:002008-03-03T22:12:00.000-08:00You've got the idea but just aren't there yet. It ...You've got the idea but just aren't there yet. It is possible with exactly 4 digits, using the rules given. (P.S. There's a slight typo in your second equation.)Blainehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/06379274325110866036noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5730391.post-21265818210997242002008-03-03T18:44:00.000-08:002008-03-03T18:44:00.000-08:00I can figure it out several ways with an extra 2, ...I can figure it out several ways with an extra 2, but not using just the digits available:<BR/><BR/>((8-0!)^2)*2-0!=97<BR/>or<BR/>(0!+2)!*8*2-0!=97Mike Sawyerhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/11123718992765523679noreply@blogger.com