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Can You Solve This Brain Teaser?

This is a big Brain Teaser. Use your minds to the max if you haven’t done it in a while 🙂

Question:  You have go get the answer as 24, by using all the four numbers 3, 3, 8, 8

All the four mathematical signs add,subtract, multiply, divide can be used.

Give your Answer in the Comments Section below.


168 Responses to Can You Solve This Brain Teaser?

  1. Zeeshan September 1, 2012 at 12:45 PM #

    (3*3*8)/3

  2. Shakeel Ahmad Anjum August 21, 2012 at 5:03 PM #

    Correct Answer is
    8 / [3 – (8/3) ]
    Nothing suits better than that

    • ESMAT September 3, 2012 at 5:37 PM #

      VERY GOOD

    • Adeel Nayyer December 9, 2012 at 4:16 PM #

      It doesn’t suit but it is the only answer. 😀

      8 / ( 3 – 8 / 3 )

      Taking LCM
      = 8 / ( ( 9 – 8 ) / 3 )
      = 8 / ( 1 / 3 )
      = 8 * 3
      = 24

  3. Ejaz August 13, 2012 at 7:14 PM #

    8/3*8+3=24.333

  4. Zafar Malik August 12, 2012 at 7:24 PM #

    As no other numerical can be used except the given ones and furthermore all these 4 numericals must be used at least once.
    The answer is.
    1) 3×3=9-3=6
    2) 8-6=2
    3) 8+8=16
    Finally adding the above,
    6+2+16=24
    PL DO LET ME KNOW THE CORRECT ANS THOUGH I’M SURE MINE IS CORRECT. THANKS. ZAFAR MALIK.

    • Sara - Admin September 5, 2012 at 1:06 PM #

      Right Answer Zafar.

      • waqas daad October 1, 2012 at 1:41 AM #

        3 is used 3 times???

      • waqas daad October 1, 2012 at 1:42 AM #

        if I use 3 three time, i can solve it in a better way i.e

        8*3=24
        24/3=8*3=24

      • Adeel Nayyer December 9, 2012 at 4:12 PM #

        Its wrong answer. I have posted the answer in latest post.

    • Adeel Nayyer December 9, 2012 at 4:18 PM #

      The numerical was to solve the question by using 8 and 3 two times each and you have used multiple digits multiple times. 😀

      8 / ( 3 – 8 / 3 )

      Taking LCM
      = 8 / ( ( 9 – 8 ) / 3 )
      = 8 / ( 1 / 3 )
      = 8 * 3
      = 24

  5. Aaryan August 12, 2012 at 3:45 AM #

    We can use each digit only and only once. So The best Answer is: 3*8=24/8= 3*8=24.

    • Adeel Nayyer December 9, 2012 at 4:17 PM #

      You are using 8 three times.

      8 / ( 3 – 8 / 3 )

      Taking LCM
      = 8 / ( ( 9 – 8 ) / 3 )
      = 8 / ( 1 / 3 )
      = 8 * 3
      = 24

    • Adeel Nayyer December 9, 2012 at 4:19 PM #

      Using 8 three times. So it is wrong. The correct answer is:

      8 / ( 3 – 8 / 3 )

      Taking LCM
      = 8 / ( ( 9 – 8 ) / 3 )
      = 8 / ( 1 / 3 )
      = 8 * 3
      = 24

  6. Aaryan August 12, 2012 at 3:44 AM #

    The best Answer is: 3*8=24/8= 3*8=24

    • Taher August 29, 2012 at 7:14 PM #

      u cannot use 8 three times

  7. Irfan August 11, 2012 at 11:16 AM #

    3*3*8/3=24
    3*8+0(3+8)= 24

  8. Irfan August 11, 2012 at 11:06 AM #

    8*8*3/3=24

  9. Zeeshan August 11, 2012 at 5:23 AM #

    [(8+3)*3]-8

  10. As August 10, 2012 at 8:19 PM #

    No idea

  11. Dede August 10, 2012 at 7:15 PM #

    8/3+3+8=24.3

  12. tattou August 10, 2012 at 3:03 PM #

    8*3=24
    24/3=8
    8*3=24

  13. Usman August 10, 2012 at 2:55 PM #

    [(8×8)/3]+3=24

  14. Gog December 28, 2011 at 11:35 PM #

    boring
    the solution is easy though

    8 / ( 3 – ( 8 / 3)) = 24

  15. Alyaan December 21, 2011 at 4:37 AM #

    8+8+3+3+(8/8)+(3/3)
    22+           (1) +  (1)=24

  16. Sharrk_boy December 19, 2011 at 8:18 AM #

    8+3=11
    11×3=33
    33-8=24
    Right?????

    • benpung January 2, 2012 at 1:46 AM #

      33 – 8 = 25 not 24

    • Ajaz Hussain August 10, 2012 at 2:30 PM #

      it is 25 man

  17. Lehfooor December 17, 2011 at 10:16 AM #

    8+8=16
    1+6=7*3=21+3=24

  18. R_w9676 December 13, 2011 at 2:23 PM #

    ((3×3)8)=((3+3)8)
    solution:
    ((3×3)x8=9×8=72)=((3+3)x8=48)72-48=24

  19. Hussain R Haji December 12, 2011 at 4:03 PM #

    although this is a good brain excersis for erderly people, unfortunately I could not get the answer, but keep such puzzels always to be avail for people like me, I am 63 now, 
    thank you Sara

  20. Nagarjunb89 December 12, 2011 at 11:42 AM #

    Explained:
    8 / 3 = 2 + (2/3)
     3 – ( 8 / 3) = 3 – ( 2 + (2/3) ) = 1 / 3
    8 / ( 3 – ( 8 / 3)) = 8 / (1 / 3) = 8 * 3 = 24 fromNagarjuna
     

  21. the chose one December 12, 2011 at 8:26 AM #

    8*8 = 64
    64/3 = 21.3
    21.3 + 3 = 24.3  i.e  = 24

  22. Sciengas December 12, 2011 at 5:40 AM #

    (8*8)/3=21.33#21+3=24

  23. Sajimon December 12, 2011 at 5:32 AM #

    8*3=8*3=

  24. Manalok December 11, 2011 at 2:46 PM #

    (8*8)/3+3

  25. Syed Munawaruddin December 11, 2011 at 6:40 AM #

    9*8=72/8=9*3=27-3=24

  26. K18255 December 10, 2011 at 9:52 PM #

    I think the answer of Mohammad Abd El-Fattah and Adhil is the correct answer.
    Nothing is mentioned that the operator can not be used more than once.

  27. fatouh December 10, 2011 at 4:02 PM #

    8/3*8 + 3 = 24

  28. Arreyrr December 10, 2011 at 1:39 PM #

    our answer is right

    u r cheating sara……

  29. Pagalkhana December 10, 2011 at 1:38 PM #

    ye sab pagal gadhe hai…..

  30. Samser December 10, 2011 at 9:33 AM #

    8/(3-(8/3))

    = 8/(1/3)

    = 24

  31. ww December 10, 2011 at 8:57 AM #

    (sq. rt of 3*8) * Sq.rt 3*8) = 24

    • ullobata August 10, 2012 at 3:59 PM #

      weldone

  32. Mathmaniac December 10, 2011 at 8:53 AM #

    (3!/)*8

  33. Y-arja December 9, 2011 at 10:58 PM #

    It as simple as 8*3=24
    here I used all the required numbers.

  34. Y-arja December 9, 2011 at 10:58 PM #

    It as simple as 8*3=24
    here I used all the required numbers.

    • Mathmaniac December 10, 2011 at 8:56 AM #

      u should use all the Numbers , not the required ,

  35. shaikh qutub December 9, 2011 at 8:34 PM #

    8+8=16 (1+6=7)
    7*3+3=24

  36. Yaseer Ishaque December 9, 2011 at 6:23 PM #

    (8/(8-(3+3)))!

  37. Yasin khakhu December 9, 2011 at 4:45 PM #

    8 * 8 =  64
    64 /3 =  21
    Then 21 + 3=  24.
    We have used all the 4 options as simple as this..

  38. Adnan Sheikh December 9, 2011 at 2:15 PM #

    Hi,Sara . I agree with Adelarahman solvent.

  39. fahad December 9, 2011 at 10:55 AM #

    8*3 -8*(-3)=24

    Thanks alot for letting me try if. (:

  40. Abdullah_arnous December 9, 2011 at 9:32 AM #

    ((8*8)/3)+3

  41. Khan December 9, 2011 at 9:17 AM #

    3*3*8/3 = 24

  42. pm December 9, 2011 at 9:09 AM #

    8*8=64
    64/3=21
    21+3=24

  43. Oleander December 9, 2011 at 7:23 AM #

    It will be almost 24
    (8×8)/(3)+(3)=24.33333
    8×8= 64
    64/3= 21.33333
    21.33333+3= 24.33333
    that what i got 🙂

  44. Aani_genius December 9, 2011 at 5:56 AM #

    8*3 + 8*3 = 48
    48/2 24

  45. Misk December 9, 2011 at 12:06 AM #

    (8 x 8) / 3
    +3 = 24

  46. Dr.maya December 8, 2011 at 11:01 PM #

    1) 3*8=24
    2) 3*3=9
        8*9=72
        72/3=24
    3) (3*3)+8+8=24

  47. Dr.maya December 8, 2011 at 11:01 PM #

    1) 3*8=24
    2) 3*3=9
        8*9=72
        72/3=24
    3) (3*3)+8+8=24

  48. Ahmed_punisher222 December 8, 2011 at 8:02 PM #

    no no that was stupid 😀

  49. Ahmed_punisher222 December 8, 2011 at 8:01 PM #

    3*3= 9
    9*8= 72
    72 3 = 24

  50. Saqibsaleemabdullah December 8, 2011 at 6:45 PM #

    8+8=16-3=13+8=21+3=24