problem 244 mathcounts

Mathematics
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Each blank in the expression below is to be filled in with one of the symbols +,-,*,or /, with each symbol used exactly once. What is the least possible absolute value of the resulting number? Answer to nearest tenth decimal. No parentheses.

1_2_3_4_5

Oct 12th, 2014

0.2     as follows:

1*2 -3 + 4/5 = 2 -3 + 0.8 =-0.2

and absolute value -0.2) = 0.2

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