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# math war: numerical combat

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### #1 phil1882

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:17 PM

a pretty simple game; i'll post a series of operations; add, subtract, multiply, divide, and parenthesis; in a spoiler tag. your objective will be to generate the largest result you can without looking at the spoiler.
you can use 1-5 digit numbers positive or negative. division will be round down to the nearest integer.
you can post more than one series if you wish; up to 5; i'll take the largest one.
the winning player should post the next series.

Spoiler for 7 numbers

Edited by phil1882, 09 May 2012 - 04:18 PM.

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### #2 flamebirde

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:27 PM

a pretty simple game; i'll post a series of operations; add, subtract, multiply, divide, and parenthesis; in a spoiler tag. your objective will be to generate the largest result you can without looking at the spoiler.

Is it just me, or does seem impossible?
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### #3 phil1882

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 05:17 AM

so basically its a random game i thought might be fun.
each person tries to generate the best set of random numbers they can to get the largest result.
after about 10-15 posts ill reveal the winner.
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### #4 Molly Mae

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 04:28 PM

Spoiler for 7 numbers

Is it just me, or does seem impossible?

I see what you're saying and it confused me, but I think he means that you can't look at my answers and I can't look at yours. Or something.

@phil: Can we look at the spoiler in the OP? Because I did...
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### #5 fabpig

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 07:02 PM

I see what you're saying and it confused me, but I think he means that you can't look at my answers and I can't look at yours. Or something.

@phil: Can we look at the spoiler in the OP? Because I did...

Aaaah......that makes more sense (which is a bit frightening as it's you ) - but why put the operations in a spoiler anyway?
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 10:30 PM

i think you're not supposed to look at the spoiler. may be best not to include the operands until after set amount of posts? or the current host pm's contestants after their entries? or not...
Spoiler for my seven five digit numbers

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### #7 Molly Mae

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 04:29 PM

i think you're not supposed to look at the spoiler. may be best not to include the operands until after set amount of posts? or the current host pm's contestants after their entries? or not...

Spoiler for my seven five digit numbers

Oh....I get it.

Only the host knows how the numbers will be used. PGs totally makes sense. But I totally looked at his numbers, too. (You can't tell me that the presents are in the closet and then expect me to not peek.....)

So I'm going to just pick random numbers while trying to not remember the layout.

Spoiler for My 7 numbers

Edited by Molly Mae, 11 May 2012 - 04:30 PM.

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### #8 phil1882

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 05:42 PM

Spoiler for

plainglazed first try results in undefined.
molly's try only has 5 numbers.
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### #9 Molly Mae

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 06:20 PM

Spoiler for

plainglazed first try results in undefined.
molly's try only has 5 numbers.

Oh, right. 7 numbers.
Spoiler for My real numbers (pun intended)

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 06:24 PM

Spoiler for Ma #zzzz

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