Week 3: Make 2023

Using the numbers 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 in order, the standard arithmetic operations and brackets, can you make the number 2023?

For example of the idea:

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This clearly doesn’t make the correct answer – but can you find a combination that does?

Teacher notes:

Level of difficulty:  Accessible for all students

Syllabus knowledge required:  none.

This would be a good starter for the start of 2023!


One possible solution is:

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Can you find any more?

You can download a pdf of this problem here.

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