Can you use the digits on the left of this clock along with any mathematical operations to equal the digits on the right (also with any mathematical operations)?
Which times is this possible and which times impossible?
Use the digits of the current time to make as many different calculations as possible all with different answers.
All four digits must be used and each must appear once only in each of your calculations.
Next choose a different time that you think will produce more calculations than the present time.
Topics: Starter | Arithmetic | Mixed | Number | Problem Solving | Puzzles
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|09 24||√9+0=3, 3!=6||2+4=6|
|09 28||90=1||82=64, 6+4=10, 1+0=1|
|09 29||0+9=9||92=81, 8+1=9|
For more ideas see Alan Sturgess' Maths Puzzle Investigation video.
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