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Using the numbers 1, 2, 2, 5, 6 & 7 in any order, can you find a mathematical expression with a result equal to 160?

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Using the numbers 1, 2, 2, 5, 6 & 7 in any order, can you find a mathematical expression with a result equal to 160?

The conditions are as follows;

You may use any of the four basic operation (which are addition, subtraction, multiplication & division).
You can also use parenthesis if needed.
You cannot repeat the numbers.
You cannot join the numbers together (eg: 1 & 2 as 12)

posted Oct 6, 2016 by Pardeep Kohli

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Thanks for the query.

Other than the solution provided by Tejas Naik in the comments, the below can also be a solution to the puzzle without using the "to the power of" expression with only the basic expressions (addition, subtraction, multiplication & division) and parenthesis.

(1 + 2 + 6 + 7) X 5 X 2 = 160.

answer Oct 16, 2016 by Arghyadeep Dutt Shrivastava



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