# Math Puzzle!

Take the digits 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1, in that order. Using those digits and the four arithmetic signs — plus, minus, times and divided by — you can get 1 with the sequence 5 – 4 + 3 – 2 – 1. You can get 2 with the sequence (5 – 4 + 3 – 2) x 1.

The question is … how many numbers from 1 to 40 can you get using the digits 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 in that order along with the four arithmetic signs?

You can group digits with parentheses, as in the example. There are no tricks to this, though. It’s a straightforward puzzle. How many numbers from 1 to 40 can you get — and, specifically, what number or numbers can you not get?

# Problem of the Week Grades 1-3

```If the letter a= 1 cent, b= 2 cents, c= 3 cents, and so on up to z= 26
cents, how many \$1.00 words can you make

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```Arrange all the integers from 1 to 9 in such a way that the numbers total
100 exactly.

Here's an example:

12 + 3 + 4 + 5 - 6 - 7 + 89 = 100

You don't have to keep the numbers in order and you can use any
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