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Using the digits of 1999 kept in that order and the operations +, -, x, , and brackets can you make any of the numbers from 1 to 20? (For example 9 is 1x(9+9)-9

Answer: 1+(9-9)9=1, 1+(9+9)9=3, 1x9-(99)=8, 1+9+9-9=10, 1+9+(99)=11, 1+999=12, 19-(99)=18, 19+9-9=19, 19+(99)=20

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