I had a recent dream where the number "8" kept popping up. It didn't help me win the lottery, so I decided to employ it in today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge instead. Enjoy!

Using one or more instances of "8's" and plus signs
(but no other numbers or symbols),
create an equation that exactly equals 1,000.

Here is the ANSWER.


888 + 88 + 8 + 8 + 8 = 1,000.

Did you come up with a different solution that works? Feel free to share it with us in the comments below.

Thanks for playing! Tomorrow, it's Free-for-all Friday.