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# a simple math riddle

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Can anyone make 32 out of two 2s (and no other number) using purely mathematical symbols?

I won't use a spoiler to give the answer right now.

Only in the very rare case nobody comes up with an answer shall I give it.

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2*2*2*2*2

2^(2*2+2/2)

did you mean something other than 32?

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your using five 2's you can only use two 2's

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2 is "10" in binary, correct? well i dont know how that would help. grr.

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Hint: calculus or complicated math symbols not required. And yes, only 2 and 2, no other numbers or repititions of 2, no different base.

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Nothing yet?

Ok, here is the answer (try really hard before seeing it, otherwise where is the fun?)

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damn! *whistles* thats an awesome question, man!

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the .2 root of 2 ?

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Explanation:

.2 = 1/5

Now "1/5th root" is really "to the power 5", isn't it?

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yeah i think most everyone got it when you showed the .2V2 picture

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what pic?

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Nothing yet?

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hmm... well, i think its a double digit number. does that help!

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Nothing yet?

oh

/me feels dumb

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