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Fabulous Friday: Fearsome, Frightful, Ferocious, Formidable, but Frazzled Miss MaryDoll’s Friendly Maths Class.

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Marydoll Fri 22-May-20 08:40:23

Good morning class, here we are again!

I'm trying to think of a horrible punishment!

Today's Puzzle

Using the numbers 2, 2, 3, 3, 5, and 7 (in any order), can you write a mathematical expression (e.g. (7x5)x(3+3)-(2÷2)) with a result equal to 258?

You may only use the four BASIC math operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) as well as parenthesis. Some additional rules:

1. You are not required to use all six numbers.
2. You may NOT join numbers (e.g. 7 and 5 to make 75).
3. You may only use a number as many times as it appears above.
4. You are not obliged to use all operators

Good luck!

Charleygirl5 Fri 22-May-20 08:43:19

OMG- my brain is having a rest day.

Marydoll Fri 22-May-20 08:45:42

Charleygirl, you can have the day off. I shall carry the slack and there will be plenty of it, you can be assured of that! wink

Charleygirl5 Fri 22-May-20 08:51:10

The girls will be pleased they will not be seeing me today because spelling was top of my comprehensive list.

Pantglas2 Fri 22-May-20 08:56:04

Ooh Scerree Miss- can I cum to the spelin klass insted? Ewe can tel from my post that spelin is my fortae!

I cud beecum the Spelin Bea Moniter an getanotha baj!

Bathsheba Fri 22-May-20 09:28:47

Pants I fink ile bee cummin wiv yoo. I av bin finkin of chainjin speshultee ennyweigh. I rekkun weed maek a gud teem in the spelin klars. Wee cud help teech it!

Squiffy Fri 22-May-20 10:22:30

I cud bee yor sistent Pants and Bath coz im vewy gud at spellin an punkutashon.

CraftyGranny Fri 22-May-20 10:40:31

Ello evwywun, Spelin I fink wud be eesyr van dis. my pore hed is dizy.

Doodle Fri 22-May-20 10:49:03

miss Charley we likes yous know. Yous not so scawee 😀
Ello evywun. I got liquish cumfits an pair dwops for us ar bweak 😊
I aways sed yous woz gud at spellin pants 😀

Doodle Fri 22-May-20 10:51:37

Miss mynes pairwents arnt wiv me twoda soz I kant use parenthesis 🤔

Doodle Fri 22-May-20 10:57:10

Cor Miss dats a diffcult wun. I fink I’ll av my bweakfist furs 🤔

Pantglas2 Fri 22-May-20 10:58:04

I orlwaes pried mysel on lanwage spills as ewe noe Doodle an am appee to elp eniwon wot is struglin wiv therr gramma, punktashun an spelin 😇

In ffack, I mite sjes to Miss tha shee mayks me Mental for my mentalin scils in owr klass- cors id nead notha baj.....😉

Kalu Fri 22-May-20 11:10:34

Help ma boab! I am numrekly chalinjd thiz mawrning Miss 😳

Puzzler61 Fri 22-May-20 11:22:49

Sorry Miss, can’t do it. My parenthesis have passed away long, long, ago. 😞

Marydoll Fri 22-May-20 11:51:19

HINT: You do not need to use the division operator.

Sorry, it's too difficult.

I have an easy, peasy one for tomorrow.

CraftyGranny, class swot! 🍎🍩

CraftyGranny Fri 22-May-20 12:12:43

Wow, fank yu for me aple Miss and erm is dat a downut?

mary51 Fri 22-May-20 13:01:41

This is hard. Like a nightmare on Countdown. I always need another 1. Will pop in later if I get it.

Congrats Craftygranny.

Bathsheba Fri 22-May-20 13:15:02

Yore rite mary - itz the ardiss fink Miss as rote on her blakbored dis turm! I nead a 1 aswel! The neeriss I got woz 257.

I wysh I ad my mum ad rote a not ekskusin me toodae aswel. My paw ed is awl dizzee. I mite av to av a sneekee luk at Craftygranny's ekzurcis buk wen she gose to the torlit.

Pantglas2 Fri 22-May-20 13:44:06

Wel Miss ewe as proply confuddld us orl - sept for Craftee woo is owr bestes Smartee Pans 👩‍🎓.

I manidgd to get elemtytrumptyfore but it as platted my brayn 🧠.......wot mite neva be rite agen an ow wil I go to hoonivustee wivowt won?

🍫mite elp mayk it betta......

Doodle Fri 22-May-20 13:50:30

Pssst pants don tel Miss I goin to sneek intwo d pwaygroun to assk myne boy fren coz I kant does it eiver.
Whair bath twoda? She kan do sums two. An puzzler deys qwite gud at maffs 🤔

Marydoll Fri 22-May-20 13:58:22

No pressure girls.
Let it go and have the day off! 😘

Doodle Fri 22-May-20 14:20:40

Fankoo Miss. I goin owt to play inner sunshin and wate for willa. I gibbon up. I kant does it. Howeber Miss myne boy fren is stubbin and won gib up yet. Dat’ll keep I’m quiet dis afurnoon 😀

Pantglas2 Fri 22-May-20 14:31:34

Woopee doo🎊 Banc Olidae Weakenn an it’s urly dart for the BashStreetKids......!

Orf wiv the Iwniform an gladrags on gurls💃💃

Puzzler61 Fri 22-May-20 14:32:19

I av uusd lots of peeces ov paper an ritten sumz awl ova it,
but i can’t cum up wiv the anser 😟

Puzzler61 Fri 22-May-20 14:43:22

Cum bak latur Miss an’ tell us how yoo get 258 pleez.