# So Close Already!

**Logic**Level 1

\[\Huge 9 \ \ 9 \ \ 9 \ \ = \ \ 9 \ \ 9 \ \ 8\]

Do there exist operations that can be performed to make this equation true?

Any operations can be used on both sides of this equation, so get creative! \(\)

**Inspired by many Brilliant users' solutions:**

If you're looking for a more specific challenge, is it possible to...

(1) Use only the 4 basic, arithmetic operators \( (+, -, \times, \div)\) and no parentheses?

(2) Use the permutations operator \((n \textbf{P} r) \) and/or the factorial operator to make this equation true?

(3) Make both sides \(= 10, 1, 0, \text{or } -1\)