Should have been posted in 2016

Logic Level 5

\[ \large {1 \quad 2 \quad 3 \quad \ldots \quad n}= 2016 \]

Using mathematical operators like addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, exponents, factorials and parenthesis, what is the minimum value of \(n\) required to get the number 2016?

Details and Assumptions:

  • You are not allowed to combine the digits and you must keep the digits in that order (from left to right).

  • You are \(not\) allowed to put any operator before \(1\) ie you cannot write \(-1\) and thus negate the value of \(1\).

  • As an explicit example, if the number 2016 is replaced by the number 0, then \(1+2-3=0 \) which makes \(n=3 \).

This is part of Ordered Disorder.

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