# Help with math puzzle

I have to do this puzzle for h/w, and for some reason i just can't do it
0
1 2
3 4 5
6 7 8 9

Using the above numbers and patterns. Form the shape below by moving only 3 numbers.

* * * *
* * *
* *
*
ANy Ideas.

*they're pyramids by the way

## Answers and Replies

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Does 0 count as a number here?

yea! I guess

JamesU
Gold Member
I can do it by moving four numbers

Yea I know heaps of people are like that, but it has to be 3! Thanks for trying! Can I see your answer anyways!???

JamesU
Gold Member
you have:
0
12
345
6789
Take the "789" and move it next to the "0". Then take the "5" and move it next to the "2" sorry I couldn't get 3.

Thats ok, thanks a heap for trying to, lol anythings better than what I can do ! I"m completley stuck, I just can't seem to think about this one!

The only thing I can think of is that is some kind of a trick quetion. If it is a trick quetion then: you move the number twelve (12) on top of the zero. Then you move the number three hundred fourty five, on top of the twelve, then you move the number six thousand eighty nine on top of that.

Sorry, that's all I got.

JamesU
Gold Member
what class is this?

hhhm...that is a possibility!! Thanks heaps!!!! :D

yomamma said:
what class is this?
Maths! Yr 12!

bunniesrevil said:
hhhm...that is a possibility!! Thanks heaps!!!! :D
Just remember, if it turns out I'm right, I'll be expecting a check in the mail.

Move the 8 and 9 to the right of the 1 and 2. Then move the 0 below the 6. You get

1289
345
67
0

--J

Very slick.

nice- never would have though of that

JamesU
Gold Member
Well, thanks to zoobyshoe who couldn't get the correct answer, bunniesrevil probably got a "d" on his homework

yomamma said:
Well, thanks to zoobyshoe who couldn't get the correct answer, bunniesrevil probably got a "d" on his homework
The right teacher would give him an A+ for the ingenious "alternate" solution.

I stick my tongue out at you, pipsqueak.