Two Threes, Two Eights

Use exactly two threes (3) and two eights (8) to get the number 24. You can use multiplication (×), division (÷), addition (+), subtraction (-) signs, and brackets. You can not use any advanced arithmetic operations, such as exponential, factorial, etc.

The answer is shown below.

8 ÷ (3 – 8 ÷ 3) = 24

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  1. Why you said to use addition (+) and multiplication (x) if you have not used it?

    1. Only the 3s and the 8s are mandatory. The signs and the brackets are optional. We will clarify the problem now though, thank you for your feedback!