# Conversation Between aaaaaa123456789 and Firebird

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1. Yup!
2. yeah, I think both are quite clever, the first one because of the 17 and the otherone because of 16*27/18, I think.
3. Would have never thought of the 17 groupings...

As for the other, I didn't give it much thought.
4. 2*8+13*3+15=17*11-17*6-15=70
26+11+20-2-6=8+16*27/18+17=49
5. Also, about the thing you said about additions... if there's no * or /, it's beyond easy to solve.
6. I give up...
7. yes there is multiplication

I know how I find out if there is multiplication if I have something like that:
7 _ 5 _ 6 _ 2 = 14
then I'd do: 7+5+6+2 = 20
(20-14)/2 = 3.5
then try to find that number by adding some numbers. Obviously won't work for 3.5...

if I have:
12 _ 6 _ 3 _ 4 = 5
12+6+3+4=25
(25-5)/2 = 10 = 6+4
=> 12 - 6 + 3 - 4 = 5

but how would that work if you don't know the results?

and before I forget to mention: this isn't a valid answer 3/2+5/2 although the result is an integer.
but I don't think you'll need that anyway xD