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You’re either a Countdown person, or you’re not.
The famous game show attracts bright minds from across the country, inviting them to solve clever word puzzles and number problems.
There have been some nearly impossible sums to work out, but Channel 4 has unearthed what is possibly the most impressive bit of mathematics on the show.
In the first part of the numbers game, James Martin was told to get the number 952.
He had 30 seconds to work out a sequence of calculations using six numbers he chose, to get as close to 952 as possible.
He was to use 25, 50, 75, 100, 3, and 6.
This is how he did it:
100 + 6 = 106
106 x 3 = 318
318 x 75 = 23,850
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