The Hardest Math-24 Problem

How do you apply +, -, *, /, (, ) on 3, 3, 8, 8 to get 24? Each number can only be used once. For example with 2, 2, 8, 8, we have (2 + 2) * 8 – 8 = 24. However, 3, 3, 8, 8 is considerably harder.

 

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