The Proof! Math Puzzle Challenges play exactly like the
classic Proof! card game,
except here you're looking for a specific type of equation,
rather than just any equation at all.

First,
**read the title**
of the challenge to understand what you're looking for. You can click the
for a more detailed explanation.

Then, start solving it by
**clicking a card, then a math symbol, and then another card**
to combine those cards using that operation. Once you create
**two or more cards with matching values**
(called a pair, triplet, etc.)
that fit the bill for this challenge, you'll win!

Full instructions
for the classic game can be found here.

If you're stuck, first try clicking the
near the title of the challenge for a more detailed explanation
and an example of what you're looking for.

If you're still stuck, click "Show Hint" below to reveal the hint for this challenge.
If you're still having trouble after that,
drop us a line
and we'll help you out. Be sure to tell us which challenge you're working on!

Show Hint
In this challenge, you're essentially trying to find 3 three-of-kinds. Find each triplet by first picking a random card already out on the board, such as 9, to be your target. That way you already have one of the three and only need two more. Then try to create your other two 9's with as few cards as possible. Start by picking another random number, say 11 and realize that to get to 9 from 11 you'll need a 2 (by doing 11 - 2). And don't forget about your square roots, which are easy ways to get more numbers into the mix that may be helpful in creating your triplets.

From the makers of Proof! comes the brand new math game, Adsumudi! Find the secret math path to Adsumudi's answer on each card by adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing the other numbers. Find it first and collect the card. Five cards wins!

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