# Calculate the number 8873

NUMBERMANIA: Calculate the number 8873 using numbers [9, 9, 8, 1, 17, 996] and basic arithmetic operations (+, -, *, /). Each of the numbers can be used only once.Correct answers:

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### A lawyer's dog, running about...

A lawyer's dog, running about unleashed, beelines for a butcher shop and steals a roast.

Butcher goes to lawyer's office and asks, "If a dog running unleashed steals a piece of meat from my store, do I have a right to demand payment for the meat from the dog's owner?"

The lawyer answers, "Absolutely."

"Then you owe me $8.50. Your dog was loose and stole a roast from me today."

The lawyer, without a word, writes the butcher a check for $8.50.

In a few days, the butcher opens the mail and finds an envelope from the lawyer: $20 due for a consultation.

Butcher goes to lawyer's office and asks, "If a dog running unleashed steals a piece of meat from my store, do I have a right to demand payment for the meat from the dog's owner?"

The lawyer answers, "Absolutely."

"Then you owe me $8.50. Your dog was loose and stole a roast from me today."

The lawyer, without a word, writes the butcher a check for $8.50.

In a few days, the butcher opens the mail and finds an envelope from the lawyer: $20 due for a consultation.