“8/004 = 2″ ? I dont like that answer. The question involved ‘rearranging’ the digits. For one thing “/” is not a digit. Another – rearanging a “1” whether moving it or turning does not change what it is. A lying down or slanted “1” is still a “1”. This problem lacks elegans if this is the intended answer.

Jessica| Guest October 3rd, 2007 - 10:29 pmWell, i thought of

8/004=2

suineg| Guest October 3rd, 2007 - 10:30 pmI think one answer can be this:

3 middle digits on the left: 0I0

So: 80/40=2, the one is now a division sign and the second 0 go to the right of the 4, the other 0 remains in its original position.

Joe| Guest October 3rd, 2007 - 11:08 pm8÷4=2

Tori| Guest October 4th, 2007 - 3:18 am8 DIVIDED BY 4 = 2

‘010’ MUST BE TURNED ON ITS HEAD TO GIVE A DIVISION SIGN! REMINDED ME OF THE HORSE & RIDER PUZZLE…

Rupert Parson| Guest October 4th, 2007 - 4:54 amarrange the 0 | and 0 into the “divides” symbol:

0

—

0

And you get:

8 (divides symbol) 4 = 2

Vikram| Guest October 4th, 2007 - 5:24 am08/04=2

Evie| Guest October 4th, 2007 - 6:00 am8l004=2 (Using the l as a division sign)

jason| Guest October 4th, 2007 - 6:50 amyou mean like 8/004=2?

think| Guest October 4th, 2007 - 7:34 amI’m not sure how to interpret this puzzle.

Is the | a 1 or a divisor symbol?

If it’s a 1 then by asking us to rearrange the three digits do we leave them on the left side between the 8 and 4 or can we move them anywhere?

If it’s a divisor symbol i guess the answer is 8|004=2.

Brandon| Guest October 4th, 2007 - 8:40 amIn 8O|O4, take the O|O. Rotate the line sideways and situate the circles above and below it to form an obelus.

8 ÷ 4 = 2

Shawn| Guest October 4th, 2007 - 8:54 amMove the second zero and tilt the 1.

80/40=2

Deejam| Guest October 4th, 2007 - 11:27 am80|40 = 2

scott k| Guest October 4th, 2007 - 2:14 pmjust flip them all 90 degrees, make ti a division sign. 8 divided by 4 is 2

Ian| Guest October 4th, 2007 - 7:45 pmthis took me forever. turn the 3 numbers 90 degrees clockwise or counter clockwise to make a division sign.

Amie| Guest October 4th, 2007 - 10:19 pm8 divided by 4 = 2

charity| Guest October 4th, 2007 - 11:07 pm8%4=2

pushbak| Guest October 5th, 2007 - 1:35 am8 division sign 4 = 2

ilSilvano| Guest October 5th, 2007 - 2:10 amI’d say:

8%4=2

Shawn| Guest October 5th, 2007 - 8:14 amYou could also flip the three middle digits by 90 degrees to make a “divided by” symbol.

010 becomes:

0

——-

0

8 “divided by” 4 = 2

Mark W| Guest October 5th, 2007 - 12:21 pmRotate the middle three digits 90 degrees:

8 [division sign] 4 = 2

Jay| Guest October 5th, 2007 - 1:52 pmIs the 010 supposed to be turned 90 degrees to make it look like a division sign?

jayce| Guest October 6th, 2007 - 3:28 am80/40 -> easy

Levi| Guest October 6th, 2007 - 7:15 ammake the 101 into a divide by sign so you have 8/4=2.

xena| Guest October 6th, 2007 - 10:31 am8 / 4 * 1 = 2

Rafael| Guest October 6th, 2007 - 12:40 pmJust rotate the digits 90 degrees, and you will get an obelius (÷). 8÷4=2

Kevin from Bathurst| Guest October 6th, 2007 - 7:24 pm8/004

Sanjay| Guest October 7th, 2007 - 7:43 pm80/40 = 2

RK| Profile October 7th, 2007 - 9:03 pmcouple different ways to get the answer to this lateral thinking problem, as shown above.

ana margarita| Guest October 10th, 2007 - 5:45 am8/004 = 2

amoxus| Profile February 2nd, 2008 - 5:50 am“8/004 = 2″ ? I dont like that answer. The question involved ‘rearranging’ the digits. For one thing “/” is not a digit. Another – rearanging a “1” whether moving it or turning does not change what it is. A lying down or slanted “1” is still a “1”. This problem lacks elegans if this is the intended answer.

porpoise| Profile February 5th, 2008 - 12:27 amAmoxus, here’s what would seem to be the intended answer, but with the 2 Os instead of these 2 dots helping to form a division line:

8÷4=2

shtripa| Profile May 12th, 2008 - 5:46 amHi, it will be 8 * 1 /4=2

so 2 mising characters are * and /

surya| Profile February 16th, 2012 - 9:18 amturn o1o to 90 degrees left or right. it will become a divide symbol. then 8/4 is 2.

soumen023| Profile April 25th, 2013 - 3:07 am8 % 4 = 2