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# Five Fives

5 5 5 5 5 = 37

Can you make a target number 37 by using five 5s?

You can use any math operator or group the 5s (as in 555)

There are at least two different ways.

Can you make a target number 37 by using five 5s?

You can use any math operator or group the 5s (as in 555)

There are at least two different ways.

### Answer

Since the total of five 5s is 25, we have to choose an operator which can make a large number.Obviously, the multiplication operator is not good enough. We chose the factorial operator!

((5!+5!)-55)/5 = (120+120-55)/5 = 185/5 = 37

5!/(5+5)+5*5 = 120/10 + 25 = 12 + 25 = 37

A third solution uses "raising to the 5th power"

((5+5)/5)**5 + 5 = 37

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