### March 2007: Nine ways to eight (solution)

2, 7, 1: 2+7-1=8 or 7+1

2, 7, 2: 7+(2/2)=8

2, 7, 3: 7+3-2=8 or 2*(7-3)=8

2, 7, 4: 2

2, 7, 5: 7+(.2)*5=8 or 7+(.5)*2=8

2, 7, 6: 2*7-6=8

2, 7, 7: (7/.7)-2=8

2, 7, 8: 7+.2+.8=8 or 7.2+.8=8 or 7.8+.2=8

2, 7, 9: (7+9)/2=8

Correct solutions: Katie Shrader, Rob Peters ('02), Sunil Baidar, Christina Lakin, Travis Doll

^{2}=82, 7, 2: 7+(2/2)=8

2, 7, 3: 7+3-2=8 or 2*(7-3)=8

2, 7, 4: 2

^{7-4}=82, 7, 5: 7+(.2)*5=8 or 7+(.5)*2=8

2, 7, 6: 2*7-6=8

2, 7, 7: (7/.7)-2=8

2, 7, 8: 7+.2+.8=8 or 7.2+.8=8 or 7.8+.2=8

2, 7, 9: (7+9)/2=8

Correct solutions: Katie Shrader, Rob Peters ('02), Sunil Baidar, Christina Lakin, Travis Doll