# 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 $$n=3$$.

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