# Why is six afraid of eight? Wait, I messed up the joke

**Logic**Level 2

\[ \LARGE 8 \ \ \ \ 8 \ \ \ \ 8 \ \ \ \ 8 \ \ \ = \ \ \ 6 \]

How do you make this equation true by only using mathematical operators like addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and parentheses on the left hand side of the equation?

Define

\(A\) as the number of addition signs used,

\(B\) as the number of subtraction signs used,

\(C\) as the number of multiplication signs used,

\(D\) as the number of division signs used,

\(E\) as the number of pairs of parentheses used.

Submit your answer as \(\overline{ABCDE} \).

**Details and Assumptions**:

- For example, if your equation is \( -8 \times 8 \div (8 -8) = 6 \), then \(A=0,B=2,C=1,D=1,E=1\) and your answer is 02111.
- Use as few parentheses and addition signs as possible.
- Binomial coefficients don't count.
- BODMAS is applied.