# The Joy of Six Quiz Puzzle

This week’s puzzle is another deceptively simple one. But like a lot of apparently simple puzzles, this is a lot more difficult than it first appears. The challenge is to complete the nine sums below using common mathematical symbols. For each of them you need to make a sum that totals six. You have to treat the three numbers as separate numbers; there is no combining them to make two-digit numbers, so no 22 * 2 = 44.

1          1          1          =          6

2          2          2          =          6

3          3          3          =          6

4          4          4          =          6

5          5          5          =          6

6          6          6          =          6

7          7          7          =          6

8          8          8          =          6

9          9          9          =          6

To help you on your way, 2 + 2 + 2 = 6. As an additional puzzle, how many other ways are there of solving the “three twos” sum?

And if you want a real challenge, can you extend the sequence further to solve “three tens”, “three elevens” and so on? We have solutions using slightly more obscure mathematical symbols.