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# 8 of 1000

## Eight eights Puzzle – Solution

### The Puzzle:

Use 8 exactly eight times to make 1000

a) Using only + − × /
b) Also allowing √, exponents ^, factorials !, and decimal points.

### Our Solution:

A) Using only + − × /

By Shivani Dixit:
888 + 88 + 8 + 8 + 8

by Patrick Saunders:
(8(8(8+8)-(8+8)/8))-8

By Manoj Kumar Nanduri:
8(8×8+8×8)-8-8-8

B) Also allowing √, ^, ! and decimal points

by Year 10 Set 4 at Lady Manners in Derbyshire:
8888/8.888

By Robert Veith:
(8888 – 8)/8.88
(8888 – 88)/8.8
(888.8 – 8.8)/.88
88.8/(.8888 – .8)
8.8/(.8888 – .88)
888.8/.8888
(8888 – 88)/8.8
(8888 – 8)/8.88
8.8/.88 X 88/.88
88.8/.888 X 8/.8
888/.888 X 8/8

AND because 10^3=1000 there are 144 solutions made by combining:

Solution to the puzzle: Use 8 exactly eight times to make 1000 a) Using only minus times …

## Using 8 exactly eight times to make 1000?

#### Game: Given Eight 8s: 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8, Add Any Number of “+”s Between the 8’s to Make the Sum Equals 1000.

This was given to us by Lee Lampinski Sr. one of our amazing fans!

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#### Explanation:

888 + 88 + 8 + 8 + 8 = 1000

Other ways to do it:

#2:

#4:
8(8×8+8×8)-8-8-8

#### Bonus Riddle:

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