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Tool/solver to find solutions to the Mathador game. Mathador is a mental calculation game similar to countdown numbers rounds. The goal is to achieve a target number by performing mathematical operations.

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Tool/solver to find solutions to the Mathador game. Mathador is a mental calculation game similar to countdown numbers rounds. The goal is to achieve a target number by performing mathematical operations.

### What are Mathador game's rules?

Players have to calculate a target number with the help of the 5 other given numbers/digits and the 4 mathematics operators (addition, multiplication, subtraction, division). The principle is equivalent to that of countdown number game (but with 5 numbers instead of 6 and constraints on operators).

Example: Calculate $12$ with the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5:
Solutions: $4 \times 3 = 12$ or $3 + 4 + 5 = 12$ (there are more answers)

### How to count score at Mathador?

Score depends on operators used in the calculation : addition :

 Addition $+$ 1 point Subtraction $-$ 2 points Multiplication $\times$ 1 point Division $\div /$ 3 points

Using the four operators (and so the five numbers) in a result, each appearing once, is worth 13 points and is called mathador.

Example: $5 \times 4 = 20; 3 - 1 = 2; 20 / 2 = 10; 10 + 2 = 12$ is worth 13 points

### How to play with more than 5 numbers (6 or more)?

The original Mathador game does not offer this variant but the dcode countdown number game solver is able to find solutions to calculations with N numbers.

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