## Friday, August 17, 2012

### 24 Game - Help!

Ok, friends, I need your help!

I need:
-4 numbers, single-digit only (0-9)  ETA: oops, no zeros!
-must equal 24 by using any of the 4 operations + - x ÷
-use parentheses where needed

Examples:
1 x 2 x 3 x 4

(0 x 1) + (6 x 4)

I want a game called "24 Game" but do NOT want to pay \$22 for it! So I will make my own game on cardstock. =)
The four numbers are written in a circle that has an X across it, one number in each ¼ of the circle. Each player draws a card then figures out the order of operations to get 24.

I need as many different combinations of numbers as possible, so leave me a comment with as many as you can think of.  You can post anonymously if you like.  =)

Thanks! =)

ETA:  Combinations were given by a friend in the comments, but I didn't see any zeros, so I was wrong about that part.  Ignore it, please.  =)

1. Marty,

I have a deck. I can give you the numerals on the cards but not the order of operations, because I'm not that talented : )

There's 96 double-sided cards so that should keep your crew busy : )

2. Oh, wow! Thanks!
You don't have to do all of them. I'm assuming there are 2-digit numbers if you have that many cards. I'm fine w/ the single digit ones. Just want to practice order of operations with using parentheses.
You're amazing, castiron! =)

Just however you want to get them to me. Comment, email, other... whatever is fine.

3. Mine are the single digit cards. It didn't take me long at all to type as I listened to my podcasts in the background : )

Level 1 = 1 Point

9488
4854
5577
4668
4225
2862
8284
9636
7764
9152
6521
2127
2363
1432
7185
8168
8433
4818
4842
8187
4884
1156
3788
2119
2144
8791
1841
5354
6666
2618
1741
1433
4537
5676
5154
6271
1588
3777
1528
6243
5847
1869
8475
2264
3365
6261
5519
2935
4638

4. Level 2 = 2 points

5433
7154
8654
2247
2773
2778
5643
7754
6361
7622
5934
7365
1953
5856
9282
3226
7943
1738
6954
3328
6938
8281
3662
4453
8733
3167
7535
6441
3158
3271
2237
4782
8234
9715
7234
9116
9612
6213
7462
9485
3586
4971
1373
7169
8626
3256
3273
4712
4456
2788
7275
4177
7245
3374
7884
8722
6625
4265
6825
4173
4418
9144
1863
6629
2265
5961
2284
9248
7218
9255
7586
2345
1744
6651
8636
9236
8523
9882
6424
4129
6586
9883
1357
5339
8276
8798
1568
8327
7344
7765
4423
5613
2744
2694
6624
5156

5. Thank you so much!
Wow, I can't believe there could be that many combinations of single-digit numbers that can make 24.
Awesome. =)

6. Level 3 = 3 points

8926
8831
6484
7858
4254
3862
4552
5269
8255
9583
1664
2529
8744
9724
2527
1486
7353
7253
4152
6569
2285
2629
8363
5232
8927
7263
3758
4948
5333
8415
7293
2486
3449
7164
1348
2389
3325
7455
1282
3784
4773
9858
6652
7529
8852
9758
6941
1657

7. Thanks a bunch!
And maybe this can help someone else as well.
I'm glad there are levels. =)

8. They are HARD! I got the deck from Goodwill but we haven't played it yet.

9. I'm tossing the Level 3 cards out the window...

: )

10. Ok, so I just tried the last one in level 3, and it is 6x5-7+1=24.
HA! I have 3 points. Your turn. lol.

Hmmm... I should check Goodwill more often. =D

11. lol, I bet most of them are harder than that one I just did... It just came to me somehow. =D

12. Yeah.... the next-to-bottom one is not coming to me. lol.
Thanks again, castiron. You're the best! =)

13. uh, um, uh, uh...

Tossing Level 1 out the window...

: )

14. ROFL!
I think it's just too late at night.
Yeah... that's it! :D

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