Cathy R.

asked • 12/23/16

How to make 1 with any 3 of the same numbers?

Is it possible to make 1 with any 3 numbers, all the same such as using 3, 3 and 3 or 6, 6 and 6, anything? Can you think of a it which will work no matter which number it is? Trig functions are also allowed.
 
 
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Cathy R.

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12/26/16

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David W. answered • 12/23/16

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Mark M.

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66 / 66 of course!
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David W.

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Now, Mike, 66 / 66 uses four 6's, but the problem allows only three.
 
The answer, of course, is 1 (which was the constraint of the problem).
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David W.

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Oh, I mean Mark, of course.
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Mark B.

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If you try to make it work with any number, be careful about using 0.
As you know, dividing by 0 is undefined.
So make sure what you come up with always works with 0.
Also, for a fun exercise, research if 0 to the power of 0 is defined?
 
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