# 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.
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