Hello, My daughter's 5th grade class plays the 24 math game. She came home
the other day with a real stumper! The numbers on the card are 5,5,2,and 6.
The rules say you must use every number,you may only use a number once,you
can only add, subtract, multiply and/or divide and the answer is 24. Can you
help!!!! No one where I work has been able to figure this one.

Thank-you, Kathy


Hi Kathy,

If exponential notation is allowed then:
52 + 5 - 6

There is also a solution if you are allowed to turn the 6 upside down to make a 9.

Paul and Penny