## Monday, February 2, 2015

### A puzzle for you

There is a puzzle night going on at the Institute at 549 North 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA this Saturday, February 7th. February is not my favorite month, really. It cold and grey and it's "holidays" celebrate a fuzzy rodent that DOESN'T give out candy, and a holiday that excludes single people. Oh, and then there is that third one, President's Day, that hasn't been fun since I used to get the day of from school and is really just an excuse to sell cars. What I'm saying is, the excuse to get a group of people together to do puzzles is a needed change in short nightmare of a month.

I decided to share some of the puzzles here on the blog since I wanted to share the fun with rest of you. Here is the first puzzle:

By adding mathematical symbols, can you make each statement true? You cannot add any extra numbers, for example 4 * 1 + 1 + 1 is not a legal move, and cube roots don't work, but square roots are fair game.  6 is done to give you an idea.

0   0   0  = 6

1   1   1  = 6

2   2   2  = 6

3   3   3  = 6

4   4   4  = 6

5   5   5  = 6

6 + 6 - 6 = 6

7   7   7 = 6

8   8   8 = 6

9   9   9 = 6

If you're interested in some more, check out the Math Counts Meetup page . Or stick around this week, the rest of the puzzles will go up. If you live in the area, come out and bring friends! There will be more puzzles not listed on the website that will be there.

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