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How could the calculations on the right be done using this calculator?
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Here are some possible solutions though of course there are
many more:
59996 + 8006 = 59995 + 8007
559  256 = 558  255
255 x 36 = 255 x 18 x 2
25% of 560 = 0.5 x 280
45 x 1/6 = 45 ÷ 2 ÷ 3
0.16 x 23.66 = 0.08 x 47.32
26^{6} = 13 x 13 x 13 x 13 x 13 x 13 x 32 x 2
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