10*9*8+7+6+5+4*321

Happy New Year!!!

Here’s hoping this year will be better than the last one.

3 Responses to “10*9*8+7+6+5+4*321”

  1. J. Peterson says:

    I couldn’t resist checking your math by pasting it into a Google search bar, which had the side affect of googling the equation, which turned up this analysis:

    https://blog.wolfram.com/2012/02/02/happy-109876-54321/

    Good to know you’ve got 80 more years of solvable equations.

  2. admin says:

    Nice find! I didn’t know about that article or the MoMath connection. I could also have written:

    10*9*8+7*6+5*4*3*21
    10*9+8*7*6*5+4*3*21
    10-9*8-76+5*432*1
    10-9*8-76+5*432/1
    10-9+8*7+654*3+2+1

    I chose the one I did because it seemed the prettiest.

    I would be very happy to find myself feeling disappointed in 2102. 🙂

  3. admin says:

    Incidentally, if you allow parentheses, the possibilities open up. For example:

    (10-9-8+7*6)*5*4*3+2*1
    10*(9-8)*7*6*5-4+3+2+1
    10/(9-8)*7*6*5-4+3*2*1

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