This is an old math exercise often called the "Taxman". Here's how it works.

Pick a number from the board

You get the value of the number

Your opponent, the taxman, gets all the factors of that number that remain on the board

When no more numbers remain that have factors, the taxman gets all those too!

Congratulations!

You beat the taxman by .

You beat the taxman by .

You lost by

ðŸ˜ž

You tied the taxman

Score:

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Your Picks:

Taxman's Take:

Quizmaster

+1

level âˆž

Jun 14, 2016

After many tries, I beat the taxman by 303. I could write a computer program to find the perfect answer, but that would ruin the fun! Is it possible to beat the taxman by more than 303?

kiwirage

+1

level 61

Jun 14, 2016

Fun! Yes, there's a way to beat him by 325 :)

Quizmaster

+1

level âˆž

Jun 15, 2016

Impressive! I can't figure out how to do it.

Quizmaster

+1

level âˆž

Jun 15, 2016

Another challenge is to see how much you can lose by. The most I am able to lose by is 541, but I think it's possible to do worse.

Quizzer6794

+1

level 57

Jun 15, 2016

2, 8, 6, 28, 25, 22, 20, 26, 18, 32, 24, 34, 38, 42, 46, 45 = -443 (worst)

Arp2600

+1

level 75

Jun 15, 2016

It's possible to lose by 633 points.

Symmetrik

+1

level 58

Jun 16, 2016

I managed to lose by 549, my biggest loss so far.

DrIlluminati123

+1

level 26

Sep 14, 2017

I managed to lose by 683 with 23, 25, 15, 21, 14, 22, 20, 16, 18, 24, 26, 38, 34

TLTheLegend

+1

level 9

Apr 30, 2018

So close! Lost by 31 by picking 47, 49, 25, 50, 46, 44, 39, 40, 34, 38, 27, 12, 48, 42, 45, 36

TLTheLegend

+2

level 9

Apr 30, 2018

Just picked random numbers and won by 117.
SPOILER ALERT
47, 49, 35, 6, 28, 33, 46, 42, 27, 24, 30, 39, 40, 44, 50, 48, 38, 34, 36

catlover2496

+1

level 39

Jun 28, 2018

TLThe Legend I tried your numbers and won by 17!

SomeoneSomewhere

+1

level 26

Jul 2, 2018

After using @TLtheLegendâ€™s numbers, I won by 117. Whoopee!

Strongmandan

+1

level 15

Jul 12, 2018

I lost by 3. This is frustrating. I think I'm going to win but the taxman's numbers just go shooting up

Arp2600

+1

level 75

Jun 15, 2016

I found a 808-467 solution, so a difference of 341. Still not quite sure it's the best possible.

Arp2600

+1

level 75

Jun 16, 2016

After some research, I am now convinced that 808-467 (+341) is the best win and that 296-979 (-683) is the worst loss.

Deddryk

+1

level 62

Jun 16, 2016

Wow! I managed 800-475 for a 325 point win by always picking the largest number with only one factor left. How did you push it up to 808-467?

Arp2600

+1

level 75

Jun 16, 2016

I don't know how you did it, but I would say... try taking 28 instead of 20.

Deddryk

+1

level 62

Jun 16, 2016

Actually I see where my algorithm fails to be optimal. Near the end it basically trades 32 for 24 unnecessarily. I wonder if anyone has proven an optimal algorithm for this game.

Arp2600

+1

level 75

Jun 16, 2016

Maybe you take out 48 too early ?

Deddryk

+1

level 62

Jun 16, 2016

No, the last three strictly following my algorithm are 24, 48, 40, which is not as good as instead picking 32, 48, 40 which gets my score to match yours.

Arp2600

+1

level 75

Jun 16, 2016

So did you do it? I think you can just take 32 instead of 24...

Deddryk

+1

level 62

Jun 16, 2016

Yeah I did. I'm just curious as to whether or not there is an algorithm that will always give you the correct result (ie if the quiz went to 75 instead of 50).

SouthwestChief

+1

level 52

Jun 19, 2016

Deddrk, I used your algorithm and only won by 149 points.

Quizmaster

+1

level âˆž

Jun 20, 2016

I used @Deddryk's algorithm and lost by 253.

Alex99

+1

level 43

Oct 21, 2016

Yep, I agree. got 808-467, quite challenging, nice job in finding highest and lowest.

TWM03

+1

level 54

Apr 4, 2018

I found the worst loss fairly easy to prove. It is indeed 683. But I'm not sure about the best win yet.

catlover2496

+1

level 39

Feb 3, 2017

There's a way to beat him by 17! 646-629

WolfCam

+1

level 59

Mar 16, 2018

I won by 3... I started with doing 47, 49,21,27,33,39,45, then all the even numbers in decreasing order starting at 48. Then lastly, 50.

IneedasHower

+1

level 33

Apr 8, 2018

Randomly picking numbers, I lost by 283.

AquaHolic

+1

level 37

Sep 4, 2018

As far as I know, the best is 808-467

Hamburgler

+1

level 33

Sep 13, 2018

i agree

Quizzer6794

+2

level 57

Jun 14, 2016

To relate back to the JetPunk quiz area, could this perhaps earn you points, dspending on how many points you won by? Very cool game.

Insaniot

+2

level 45

Apr 6, 2018

A badge might be cooler, though, and more practical. Being able to show off that you beat the taxman is better than getting points for doing that. Plus, someone could just look at the answers to find the best solution possible, and they would get a lot of points (although the quizzes arenâ€™t safe from that, either)

SomeoneSomewhere

+2

level 26

Jul 3, 2018

Badges are a big plus. But make the margin, like, 100 or something to get it. 1-point wins earning you badges is no fun.

Insaniot

+1

level 45

Sep 27, 2018

Good point

Gamer1162

+1

level 64

Jun 15, 2016

By randomly choosing numbers, I only lost by 99, my closest

DACOW

+1

level 43

Jun 24, 2017

lol, thats my best score actually trying

GeographyGeek42

+1

level 49

Nov 11, 2018

I won by 5 by randomly chosing numbers.

bluesdjben

+1

level 68

Jun 15, 2016

I tried it about a dozen times before winning by 61.

Symmetrik

+1

level 58

Jun 15, 2016

Took a few tries, but it was my 4th or 5th I finally won, by 49.

Symmetrik

+1

level 58

Jun 15, 2016

Wow. That was close. Beat him by 1, 638-637. Makes it even sweeter.

Sulps

+1

level 60

Jun 15, 2016

2nd try. I beat the taxman by 87 points. It was surprisingly mind-challenging.

swag11

+1

level 34

Jun 15, 2016

HOW DO YOU DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

yusra

+1

level 47

Jun 15, 2016

Love this game!!

Sakurai

+1

level 47

Jun 15, 2016

After few times, I won by 21 points ;)
648-627

Seattle419

+1

level 58

Jun 15, 2016

first try 638-637 dub. Phew!

Arp2600

+1

level 75

Jun 16, 2016

That's another challenge indeed. How to make the closest win and the closest loss.

Arp2600

+1

level 75

Jun 16, 2016

Ah ha, found both 637-638 and 638-637. It's a bit less logical than the extreme cases, but still fun.

cosmokim

+1

level 58

Jun 15, 2016

2 tries, beat him by 43

odalley1

+1

level 47

Jun 15, 2016

I know the first number should be the highest prime number as you pretty much have to lose all the prime numbers... Took me about 5 goes to win by 25

billz

+1

level 60

Jun 15, 2016

47, 49 is a solid start

Quizzer6794

+1

level 57

Jun 15, 2016

After 3 tries I got him by 125. Hard but fun!

eurocrem

+1

level 44

Jun 15, 2016

After a few tries, i won by 3 :D

eurocrem

+1

level 44

Jun 15, 2016

11

IneedasHower

+1

level 33

Jan 9, 2018

67

jayjay068

+1

level 25

Jun 15, 2016

You can't win :(

IightsIash77

+1

level 39

Feb 17, 2017

47, 49, 4, 6, 25, 46, 38, 26, 50, 40, 30, 45, 44, 24, 36, 28, 34, 48, 42

zysiex

+1

level 20

Sep 21, 2017

47, 49, 35, 21, 39, 33, 27, 45, 26, 46, 38, 18, 42, 34, 30, 50, 28, 44, 36, 24, 48, 40 - taking always the biggest number with only two factors

IneedasHower

+1

level 33

Jan 9, 2018

47, 10, 15, 20, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 24, 34, 39, 44, 28, 38, 48, 42, 36, 46

tieup

+1

level 21

Jul 17, 2018

47, 49, 21, 27, 45, 33, 39, all even numbers from 46 and below, 48, 50 = +67

Gandalf9010

+1

level 52

Jun 15, 2016

Finally beat him, but only by 45. I'm gonna keep trying.

Gamer1162

+1

level 64

Jun 15, 2016

I beat him by 7, I feel satisfied

Instrumental

+1

level 52

Jun 15, 2016

Beat him by 21 points in three tries. It was easy to win, but I'm more interested in figuring out the algorithm to beat him consistently instead of winging it on what seemed like a good choice. Obviously that was good enough to work, but it isn't the true answer to this problem.

IneedasHower

+1

level 33

Jan 9, 2018

I also wonder what is the biggest win you can achieve...

DrIlluminati123

+1

level 26

May 30, 2018

The biggest win is 808-467. The solution was pointed out by other users already.

sf49ers

+1

level 79

Jun 16, 2016

It seems that there is one important piece of information missing from the directions--that when a number has no more factors (regardless of whether you have selected it or a number it is a factor of) it becomes unavailable to pick. I could not figure out why when I selected 36, 24 was eliminated...

jmellor13

+1

level 57

Jun 16, 2016

For the math challenged (like me): I would start with high numbers with very few factors. Start with 47, the highest prime. Next, take 49 because it's only factor is 7, so after those two moves, you're winning 96-8. Then grab the numbers whose only factors are prime numbers that are already off the board. After the first selection, all the primes come off the board because their only factor is 1. So take 38, because you've already lost 19. Take 46 because you've already lost 23. Take 34 because you've already lost 17. Next, be careful about the multiples of 4 and 8. It's tempting to take 48, but then you lose 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 24, and then, because all its factors are gone, 32. That's a bad trade. Wait until only one or two of those factors are left to grab 48. Instead, think from the middle. Take 22 before 44, because the factor 4 will keep 44 alive, but if you take 44 first, you'll lose 22. I'm sure there is a more exact science, but this has been working for me.

Arp2600

+1

level 75

Jun 16, 2016

47-49 is the obvious beginning. After that, what you say is a winning strategy, but the best is a bit subtler.

Quizzer6794

+1

level 57

Jun 16, 2016

There would be no point picking 48 and 36 because the taxman can still take those numbers anyway

Liverpool03

+1

level 54

Jun 19, 2016

Just lost by 1 by basically guessing the whole thing ;~;

geographyisthebestsubject

+1

level 37

Jun 20, 2016

Very creative and fun quiz!

Arp2600

+1

level 75

Jun 20, 2016

Ok, a few days have passed, so let's explain how to make the maximum. So : SPOILER ALERT. If you don't want to know, don't read...

Arp2600

+1

level 75

Jun 20, 2016

As already said above, there are a few rules to follow, basically to take only numbers with one divisor left. The first number will always take the divisor 1, so you have to begin with a prime number, logically the largest available : 47. After that, all of the other prime numbers become grey, which means you can't take them. It's not a problem for those inferior to 25, you can use them to grab their doubles later. But 29, 31, 37, 41, 43 will remain on the board and will be taken by the taxman in the end.

Arp2600

+1

level 75

Jun 20, 2016

Those 5 numbers are lost, thus only 45 can be used, which makes a maximum of 22 pairs, plus a wasted number. Either the taxman takes a sixth number in the end or you pair a number with two divisors instead of one at some point, but 22 is definitely the maximum number of numbers you can take during the game. This sets an upper bound to the score : the sum of the 22 biggest numbers is 818.

Arp2600

+1

level 75

Jun 20, 2016

So you have to try to take most of the biggest numbers, which requires a bit of thinking and a good ordering. Deddryk's method is almost perfect, because it's what you want to do : pick the highest numbers with only one divisor left... So, after 47, you must take the biggest square of a prime number, namely 49. After that you have to take the highest multiple of 7 and another prime number : 35.

Arp2600

+1

level 75

Jun 20, 2016

The next step is a little bit trickier... the fact is that, at this stage, all numbers greater than 21 have at least two divisors left. You would want to remove something larger than that but you can't really do that. 21 is the best choice, better than 15 anyway (both 21 and 15 remove only the divisor 3, but... 21 is bigger). After 21, things become more open... 27, 33 and 39 remove only 9, 11 and 13 respectively, and when 9 is gone, you can also take 45.

Arp2600

+1

level 75

Jun 20, 2016

After that, it's time to remove 2. The best number to do that is 26, since 13 is already taken, (and you will need 22 to remove 44). Then you can take all of the remaining doubles of prime numbers left : 46, 38 and 34. So, if we recapitulate, we have removed 12 big numbers : 47-49-35-21-39-33-27-45-26-46-38-34.

Arp2600

+1

level 75

Jun 20, 2016

Then, the most frustrating step... at this stage, most numbers have two or more divisors left, so you have to take a rather low number... the best thing to do is to remove 18 with the divisor 6. Back to the big ones next : 42 with 14, 28 with 4, 30 with 10, 44 with 22, 50 with 25, 36 with 12.

Arp2600

+1

level 75

Jun 20, 2016

Apart from the high primes, there are 7 numbers left on the board, that can be paired to make the best score : 8, 16, 20, 24, 32, 40, 48. You can either take 32 or 40, then the other, they will remove the divisors 8, 16 and 20. And finally you reach the score 808 by taking 48 with 24. Up to a few possible permutations, the solution is : 47-49-35-21-39-33-27-45-26-46-38-34-18-42-30-28-50-44-36-40-32-48

TWM03

+1

level 54

Apr 4, 2018

Pretty good algorithm, but I don't think it will always be optimal. Basically the algorithm is: take the highest number with only one divisor left on the board. It may work for this specific example but for instance, in the case where only 3, 9 and 27 are in the board your algorithm would lead to us taking 9. The taxman would end up with 3 and 27, and your algorithm would lose. The optimal answer is to take 27 and beat the taxman 27-12, of course. I am not sure if there is any algorithm that will get the right answer for every case.

TWM03

+1

level 54

Apr 5, 2018

Oh actually it isn't quite that, but still it is in this case better to take the number with two factors left.

eattrig

+1

level 61

Nov 22, 2017

Nice write-up @Arp2600. I've confirmed that your solution is optimal by writing and running a brute force algorithm. It did in fact come up with the exact answer you stated here.

joeythelemur

+1

level 75

Jul 18, 2016

Third try, won by 145! Fun game!

Jen81

+1

level 32

Jul 22, 2016

I won by 33 on my first attempt, without really understanding what I was doing! Beginner's luck. Having read the comments I now have a clearer idea, so will try again...and probably lose drastically!

Jen81

+1

level 32

Jul 22, 2016

Yup, lost by 199!

BAMALAMIAN

+1

level 32

Aug 15, 2016

47, 49, 25, 39, 26, 8, 50, 45, 40, 46, 38, 34, 12, 22, 28, 32, 36, 42, 48...667-608 win

wtstoudt

+1

level 67

Aug 16, 2016

But can you tie?

JBlouw1850

+1

level 47

Oct 31, 2016

Nope. Add all the numbers together and you get an odd number.

ChaosQuizzer

+1

level 21

Aug 24, 2016

47, 49, 35, 21, 39, 33, 27, 45, 26, 46, 38, 34, 18, 42, 30, 50, 28, 44, 40, 36, 32, 48 - 808-467. I thought I messed it up when I clicked the 40 when it had 2 factors out (8 and 20). Win by 341.

Azerk

+1

level 25

Aug 25, 2016

aww

Anirudh123

+1

level 17

Sep 27, 2016

I DID WITH 341 POINTS

GeneraliGeeks

+1

level 68

Oct 5, 2016

Eh?

SuperSans321

+1

level 6

Oct 6, 2016

After a few fails, I finally beat the taxman by 17: 646-629. I used billzs
protip and started with 47, 49.

Matthew07

+1

level 35

Oct 12, 2016

Finally won 693-582

MyMindWentBlank

+1

level 53

Oct 15, 2016

Is your score the sum of your selections?

KoljiVriVoda

+1

level 67

Oct 17, 2016

641-634. I don't know how... For now.

nmaec

+1

level 49

Oct 20, 2016

Bet him on the 3rd try by 23

Alex99

+1

level 43

Oct 21, 2016

For those who are suffering, here is the solution. If i get complaints that I am giving it to them, I will delete my post. Quizmaster can remove it anytime if he feels like it, I don't mind.
This is how to get 808-467 (+341)
47 49 35 21 39 33 27 45 26 46 38 34 18 42 30 28 44 40 36 32 48

Alex99

+1

level 43

Oct 21, 2016

So far for me biggest win is 341 and biggest loss is 633, not quite optimal :(

Arp2600

+1

level 75

Jun 27, 2017

As strange as it can seem, the worst loss (683) is obtained by using the winning strategy for a 25 grid.

karkatfan12

+1

level 7

Nov 1, 2016

OMG i won
(by 43)

3275

+1

level 26

Nov 26, 2016

win 498
loss 684

Rougecompany

+1

level 42

Dec 12, 2016

I lost by just 17... So close

catlover2496

+1

level 39

Mar 10, 2017

Same

Soccerstud

+1

level 34

Dec 15, 2016

Beat it by 647

eversj

+1

level 15

Dec 15, 2016

Beat it by 647

CybeR197

+1

level 44

Dec 16, 2016

I beat him by 15 by randomly guessing numbers. WOW

CybeR197

+1

level 44

Dec 16, 2016

My picks (Backwards): 23 28 92 72 83 81 54 44 94 82 43 93 63 24 64 04 05 84

yobhdgmu

+1

level 40

Dec 17, 2016

lost by 83

Tomasquilmes

+1

level 3

Dec 27, 2016

I won by 1 (638-637)

DrDragon

+1

level 44

Jan 5, 2017

Beat him by 75

Sophia458

+1

level 21

Jan 22, 2017

Weird gameðŸ˜•

meyerjp

+1

level 36

Feb 24, 2017

I won by 115 on my third try. No real strategy, just picking high numbers with minimal factors.

DasCreamy109

+1

level 53

Dec 4, 2017

There is your strategy, bud.

SwampyThrowerBoy

+1

level 32

Mar 8, 2017

Got a cheeky 738-537 win. AFTER ABOUT 20 TRIES!!!!

redboter

+1

level 30

Mar 17, 2017

I finally got it but barely. Only won 665-610.

Alberta

+1

level 12

Mar 18, 2017

I was winning at first but then lost by 297

ChanelSea

+1

level 53

Apr 1, 2017

47, 49, 4, 6, 25, 46, 48, 38, 26, 50, 40, 30, 45, 44, 36, 28, 34, 42
Beat him by one this way

JoJOjO13579

+1

level 5

Apr 6, 2017

I lost by 391

RileyB

+1

level 13

Apr 24, 2017

I beat it by 639

Jarl5

+1

level 57

Apr 25, 2017

Dangit! Closest I can get is losing by 37

Sirlandlord

+1

level 65

Apr 30, 2017

At last, I beat him by 77. I think I could have done better.
As a tip, start with 47 of course and then probably 49 35 50 15 45

geographyman19

+1

level 34

May 11, 2017

i finally won on like my 15th try i beat the taxman by 5

triviabrain

+1

level 20

Jul 8, 2017

I beat him by 21

Tomasmental

+1

level 82

Jul 15, 2017

I beat the taxman 715-560. between that and my recent improvement on levels, I now need too be a 70 or + level player to fulfill my expectations in this website.

SwiftNinjaD52X

+1

level 21

Jul 15, 2017

i lost by 403 and then 355

DarthCaedus66

+1

level 14

Jul 31, 2017

I was 75 points away from my first win ever.....

DarthCaedus66

+1

level 14

Jul 31, 2017

Now 17

Neptune777

+1

level 58

Aug 13, 2017

Closest is -17 :((

3275

+1

level 26

Sep 6, 2017

lost by 7

DrIlluminati123

+1

level 26

Sep 14, 2017

The best win is 808-467 winning by 341 points with 47, 49, 35, 21, 39, 33, 26, 46, 38, 34, 27, 18, 42, 28, 45, 44, 36, 30, 50, 40, 32, 48
The worst loss is 296-979 losing by 683 points with 23, 25, 15, 21, 14, 22, 20, 16, 18, 24, 26, 38, 34.
This is done by using the "winning" strategy as if it was a 25 number board.

kogatora

+1

level 67

Jan 6, 2018

so the best winning strategy is to tell the taxman he has to pick and convince him you only have half the numbers you do... sounds like real life

kogatora

+1

level 67

Jan 6, 2018

ps. i've seen this on other sites and 808 is the most likely best score stated there (haven't seen a complete proof against a higher one but seems unlikely there is one), kudos for working it out!

DrIlluminati123

+1

level 26

Feb 20, 2018

I don't understand what you mean by that but the using the strategy for a 25 number board is the way to lose by the most.

Arp2600

+1

level 75

Mar 1, 2018

Yes, that's what I stated above (three months before you :p). It's mostly because, playing like that, you prevent yourself from taking any high number (for example, eliminating 25 with 5 gives the 50 to the taxman).

manOFsteel

+1

level 31

Apr 19, 2018

The strategy to win is starting off with 47 and 49, and just going from there.

ZaxxaOfficial

+1

level 33

Sep 14, 2017

You know how when a number is eliminated? It would make it a lot less confusing if you crossed out the numbers that the players get in a color (say, green) that is different from the ones that the taxman gets (say red). Just a suggestion.

Austin1229

+1

level 23

Sep 21, 2017

FINALLY WON, only by 49 but still

nmaec

+1

level 49

Sep 22, 2017

Beat the Taxman by 31

SweetCorn

+1

level 41

Sep 29, 2017

I'm honestly a really bad at math, so a win by 5 points is good enough for me.

SweetCorn

+1

level 41

Sep 29, 2017

"a really bad at math".
I'm also bad at spelling it seems.

catlover2496

+1

level 39

Sep 30, 2017

47, 49, 25, 39, 26, 8, 50, 45, 40, 36, 22, 28, 32, 34, 38, 42, 46, 48 -
I WIN BY 35. 655-620.

tailsfan11

+1

level 52

Oct 6, 2017

W by 9, 642-633. I'm so proud of myself!

bubby33

+1

level 3

Nov 1, 2017

I seem to have double or even triple the score of the taxman before I click the last number, and when I click the last number, I lose for some reason.

RPHXX

+1

level 57

Nov 11, 2017

Because he also gets all Numbers that you haven't used.

RPHXX

+1

level 57

Nov 11, 2017

I did it by 81.

kyre510

+1

level 18

Nov 19, 2017

Took about 21 tries lol

KataJ

+1

level 41

Dec 7, 2017

won by 5, took way too long

Anshul

+1

level 37

Dec 12, 2017

Lost 628-647, my closest try!

Anshul

+1

level 37

Dec 12, 2017

Now beat him 740-535

Anshul

+1

level 37

Dec 27, 2017

Now beat him 779-496

JJBE123

+1

level 19

Dec 27, 2017

Won by 15!

Anshul

+1

level 37

Dec 27, 2017

My biggest win is by 283 points 779-496 :)

ThomalNamo

+1

level 33

Jan 27, 2018

WON BY 96!!!!!!

Screamrearer

+1

level 21

Feb 9, 2018

47, 49, 4, 6, 25, 46, 38, 26, 50, 40, 30, 45, 44, 24, 36, 28, 34, 48, 42, 44. Win by 49 points

Screamrearer

+1

level 21

Feb 9, 2018

47, 49, 35, 21, 39, 33, 27, 45, 26, 46, 38, 18, 42, 34, 30, 50, 28, 44, 36, 24, 48, 40 Win by 325 points

Celloninja

+1

level 43

Mar 2, 2018

My first win:
47, 49, 42, 35, 28, 45, 39, 33, 48, 44, 40, 36, 50, 46, 38, 34
By 33

Gonagi

+1

level 20

Mar 2, 2018

Thank you for introducing the Game.its fun.but I lost by95

Gonagi

+1

level 20

Mar 2, 2018

Thank you to screamrearer.325!

manOFsteel

+1

level 31

Mar 4, 2018

You have to start off with 47 49 in order to win. I won by 159

TWM03

+1

level 54

Jun 13, 2018

I'm fairly sure it's possible to win no matter what number you start with. But 47 49 is best.

foxyfab

+1

level 38

Mar 9, 2018

lost by 203. dont quite get it, but maybe bc the explaination is in English >.

3ommy25

+1

level 10

Mar 14, 2018

YES won by 13 after 30mins!

manOFsteel

+1

level 31

Apr 19, 2018

I won by 5 with the following set: 47, 49, 24, 28, 34, 10, 33, 50, 45, 38, 26, 46, 48, 44, 40, 42, 36. Is there a closer margin of victory than this?

QuizzyMaster

+1

level 26

May 4, 2018

I WON the taxman by 99 - 47, 46, 49, 39, 38, 33, 16, 27, 28, 36, 42, 44, 48, 34, 25, 45, 50, 40

h51769

+1

level 29

May 8, 2018

47, 49, 26, 32, 39, 35, 38, 33, 46, 42, 45, 20, 24, 36, 34, 44, 50
Beats him by 5.

DrIlluminati123

+1

level 26

Jun 4, 2018

You should add an option to restart/reset the game while playing. This is in case you accidentally clicked on a number and want to restart and try again.

TWM03

+1

level 54

Jun 11, 2018

You could just click your browser's "refresh" button.

KutarainEmirates

+1

level 51

Jun 6, 2018

Is it possible to get a tie? Also beat Taxman by one.

TWM03

+1

level 54

Jun 11, 2018

You can't tie as all of the numbers add up to 1225. To the you would need to get 612.5 points each - obviously impossible.

Azerk

+1

level 25

Aug 11, 2018

I lost by 1, see comment below

Azerk

+1

level 25

Jun 17, 2018

i won by a small margin of 11. Hard to win sometimes

KimDL

+1

level 52

Jun 19, 2018

YES! First try, some initial doubts, and then a great victory by 23!

someone2018

+1

level 59

Jun 28, 2018

This is the most realistic video game there is.

Azerk

+1

level 25

Aug 11, 2018

Lost by 1. The scenario is possible using these numbers in order. 47, 49, 15, 26, 46, 42, 34, 33, 44, 27, 36, 30, 40, 32, 38, 48, 50.

Azerk

+1

level 25

Aug 11, 2018

Also if you start on the right row and work down it, the go to the row to the left and work down it, and continue repeating until there is nowhere to click, you lose by 17.

CybeR197

+1

level 44

Aug 12, 2018

With no strategy whatsoever, I managed to win by 69.

NikkiiStar88

+1

level 27

Aug 29, 2018

Beat the taxman by 325 :-)

Spidey006

+1

level 15

Oct 18, 2018

326

dianalove

+1

level 50

Oct 23, 2018

Yeah! I beat the taxman by 49.

GeographyGeek42

+1

level 49

Nov 11, 2018

I picked: 46, 10, 15, 20, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 34, 33, 32, 39, 38, 36, 44, 42, 48 and I lost by 1 point. 637-638. is there a way to tie or is this the closest someone can get to tie?

TheVenture

+1

level 17

Nov 14, 2018

In this order you will win by 5: 47, 22, 33, 44, 49, 46, 42, 48, 38, 27, 39, 34, 36, 40, 45, 50

mahble

+1

level 61

Nov 17, 2018

I keep losing by 159

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