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  1. rasA4
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    how do you make up the number 52 by adding 2,3 or 4 consectutive numbers
    i can make 51 and 53 but not 52

    help
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    like 16+17+18 =51
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    3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10=52 :icon_thumright:
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    no mate
    can only by adding 2,3 or 4 consectutive numbers no more

    i think its a trick question from my daughters homework
    thanks anyway
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    Add 2 consecutive PRIME numbers, 23+29 = 52 :icon_thumright:
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    :applaus: bloody hell watty, could you do my sons homework lmfao
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    Hey, no probs, I like numbers and my favourite one's are 34, 24, 34, lol.
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    fave letters are dd i bet watty
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    Oi lol!!!! Cheeky! How did you guess lol :whip:
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    a wha?
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    we shall see watty when she gets her homework back next week
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    rasA4.....did she get it marked??? the wait is killin??? Was it right??
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    hey guys yes it was marked and the teacher said 52 cannot be done so a trick question!!

    thanks to all for your help
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    But it obviously could be done, so maybe she has now learnt something!!!

    The teacher needs leasons on 'Prime' numbers!
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    yea maybe, however it was nowhere mentioned about using prime numbers just consectutive maybe they havent covered them yet?
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    Ok, maybe they haven't..... don't tell me she's 8 years old? Sorry, was thinking along 13 to 16 years old type problems?
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    Well that sounds like productive homework...
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    How is it a trick question? :think: Isn't there supposed to be some sort of...well...trick?
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