## Solve my t-shirt

This week’s problem of the week was found…at a t-shirt shop? Math really is everywhere.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 at 8:00 am and is filed under Found Math, math gear, problem.
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It wudda helped if they said parens were ok …

http://primepuzzle.com/tunxis/make16.html

No parentheses are needed – my solution has only a multiplication and two subtractions, no unseemly divisions!

Riley recanted on the above when he realized he didn’t use the 8. I tried to do it without the 8 using just a multiply and two subtractions but, so far, haven’t succeeded.

I found two ways to make seventeen. I did not however find sixteen. And I used all of the numbers.