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# Carol Vorderman Maths

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Hi

Does anyone know the answer to the four 5s question on page 53 of the March/April issue of the magazine?

Thanks
Louise

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Hello Louise

Which magazine?
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AAT magazine
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Well I got 5/5 + 5-5 = 1

not sure if right

Jan
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5+5=10 x5 = 50 / 5 = 10-5 = 5
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dave13 wrote: »
5+5=10 x5 = 50 / 5 = 10-5 = 5

Did I misread the question I thought you had to get to the answer of 1 not 5
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Hello Jan

I did the same as you but the opposite way round 5-5 + 5/5 = 1 however this has not used all the operators. I can use all operators and achieve 1, but end up using 5 5s!
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I read the question the same way as Jo in the first instance and tried to use all the operators - but you don;t have to.

*whispers*the answer is printed up the side of the page in the magazine....
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uknitty wrote: »
I read the question the same way as Jo in the first instance and tried to use all the operators - but you don;t have to.

*whispers*the answer is printed up the side of the page in the magazine....

Ahhhh so it is! I couldn't see for looking
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Jo Clark wrote: »
Ahhhh so it is! I couldn't see for looking

Me neither, I even had to look a few times after being told..........put it down to tired eyes!!
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shows it wasn't just me that thought you had to use all of the operators - my fiancee beat me to the answer first - so ashamed
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Sorry, you're right it is 1 and not 5.
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MarkT wrote: »
shows it wasn't just me that thought you had to use all of the operators - my fiancee beat me to the answer first - so ashamed

Oh Mark.... can't believe you let us down
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Answer up side of page, so it is!!

I do think the question was unfairly worded by saying don't use the operators more than once. I did read it believing all operators must be used. It's really easy now!!!