A semi-popular

mathematical puzzle/truth which states that all the

integers between

zero and

100 can be described using

four fours and assorted mathematical symbols. For instance:

0 = (4+4)-(4+4)

1 = (44)/(44)

2 = (4*4)/(4+4)

3 = (4+4+4)/4

4 = sqrt(4*4)*(4/4)

5 = sqrt(4*4)+(4/4)

6 = (4!/4)+4-4

7 = (44/4)-4

8 = 4*4-4-4

9 = 4+4+(4/4)

10 = (4/.4)-4+4

One's effectiveness at solving these puzzles as the integers get larger depends in large part on one's creativity and mathematical vocabulary. Or else their ability to program a computer to do the dirty work for them.