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 Post subject: What is the expression that gives the largest positive . . .Posted: Sun, 15 Feb 2009 07:01:27 UTC
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finite value using each of these the required number of
times, and no additional symbols, operators or
characters? All of them must be used, and they must
be used the number of times shown.

pi (one)
1 (two)
2 (one)
3 (two)
4 (one)
5 (two)
- (one) --> negation/subtraction
/ (two) --> division
( ) (two pairs of parentheses) --> grouping/multiplication

Additionally:

No exponentiation is allowed. Placing digits adjacent to each
other to make longer numbers is allowed. The number pi may
be placed immediately to the right, only, of an integer number
without the use of parentheses to show it is being multiplied
by that number, as in the example: 2pi.

(My problem)

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 Post subject: Posted: Sun, 15 Feb 2009 16:30:58 UTC
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To make sure I understand; this meets all the rules?

55433pi / ((2 - 1)/1) : equals ~174148

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 Post subject: Posted: Sun, 15 Feb 2009 20:58:09 UTC
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Denis wrote:
To make sure I understand; this meets all the rules?

55433pi / ((2 - 1)/1) : equals ~174148

Yes, it does. If you can form the symbol for pi and replace it
with "pi," then that is a late rule I would add to the above.

Again, your example meets all of the rules.

Denis, and/or other users, please try again for the expression
that gives the largest value, as the attempt from Denis is not
the answer.

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 Post subject: Posted: Sun, 15 Feb 2009 22:37:04 UTC
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Can't see why you're making that "pi" observation...

Anyhow: 54 / ((pi - 3) / 53211) = ~20 293 383

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 Post subject: Posted: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 01:46:15 UTC
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Denis wrote:
Can't see why you're making that "pi" observation...

Anyhow: 54 / ((pi - 3) / 53211) = ~20 293 383

That "pi" observation is unimportant; it is merely aesthetic
to your presentation. You may ignore it.

Your latest expression is not the correct answer.

Please try again.

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 Post subject: Posted: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 02:29:28 UTC
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Spoiler:

go me ^^

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Last edited by Ilaggoodly on Mon, 16 Feb 2009 02:30:23 UTC, edited 2 times in total.

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 Post subject: Posted: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 02:29:45 UTC
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niggard wrote:
Denis wrote:
Can't see why you're making that "pi" observation...

Anyhow: 54 / ((pi - 3) / 53211) = ~20 293 383

That "pi" observation is unimportant; it is merely aesthetic
to your presentation. You may ignore it.

Your latest expression is not the correct answer.

Please try again.

I would ask you be a bit more polite. At least where I'm from, "Please try again" is considered rude when there is a problem posted just for the fun of it.

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 Post subject: Posted: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 04:10:57 UTC
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I don't consider "please try again" as impolite/rude...anyway, who cares

I don't follow/understand yours, Ilaggoodly; seems to result in only ~5654.
Plus you seem to be "hiding" 2 sets of brackets by doing the "printing" the
way you did; not sure, but I think the intent by niggard is to show the
"printing" all on one line; so yours would be 5pi / (1 / (4(5)2(3)3)) - 1

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 Post subject: Posted: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 04:29:57 UTC
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niggard wrote:
Denis wrote:
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Denis, and/or other users ,>>> please try again <<< for the expression
that gives ...

Shadow,

LOOK, I used that back up in this post. Any rudeness would be in the mind
of the recipient. The politeness is all sufficient. The statement is a prompt
to the user to not quit trying.

Denis: "anyway, who cares?"
I do. I make it a point when it comes to separating my worlds
when it comes to being sarcastic/flippant and when I'm being
straight up/sincere.

EDIT:

Denis,

if you would like, I could type instead: "If you would like to have
another go at it, I would be willing to have another look at it."

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 Post subject: Posted: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 05:39:58 UTC
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niggard wrote:
Denis,
if you would like, I could type instead: "If you would like to have
another go at it, I would be willing to have another look at it."

I said it was QUITE OK with me:
> I don't consider "please try again" as impolite/rude
Did you not see that?

Please keep that "silly argument" between you and Shadow;
I got NOTHING to do with it

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 Post subject: Posted: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 06:36:24 UTC
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Yes, I saw that. --> "QUITE OK"

No, it's not a "silly argument" between me and the MODERATOR,
Shadow, who is a superior to me while on this board, and not an
equal to me. I am not free to type anything I want to him that
I might to you, and it not affect an individual post of mine staying
on, or even me being banned depending on the whole history of
my postings.

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 Post subject: Posted: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 07:16:25 UTC
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I'm outta here...see you later, alligator...

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 Post subject: Posted: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 16:23:55 UTC
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I was under the impression you couldn't just write them next to each other to make a larger number or imply mulitplication. Although you are outta here now ^^

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 Post subject: Posted: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 17:36:39 UTC
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Ilaggoodly,

can you top the expression that was given last by Denis?

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 Post subject: Posted: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 17:53:25 UTC
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EDIT : oops can't read ^^

looks like its just optimizations of denis's idea from here on up...

5421 / ((pi - 3) / 5331) ~ 204 102 051

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