Number Factoring Game

This is an old math exercise often called the "Taxman". Here's how it works.
  • Pick a number from the board in a black circle

  • You get the value of the number (shown in green)

  • Your opponent, the taxman, gets all the factors of that number that remain on the board (shown in red)

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

Think you can beat the taxman? Start by clicking a number!
Congratulations!
You beat the taxman by .
You lost by
😞
You tied the taxman
Your best score is 0-0
Score:
0-0
Your Picks:
Taxman's Take:
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Level 83
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...
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Level 83
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.
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Level 83
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.
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Level 83
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.
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Level 83
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.
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Level 83
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.
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Level 83
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.
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Level 83
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
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Level 65
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.
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Level 65
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.
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Level 63
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.
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Level 85
Jul 18, 2016
Third try, won by 145! Fun game!
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Level 36
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!
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Level 36
Jul 22, 2016
Yup, lost by 199!
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Level 75
Aug 16, 2016
But can you tie?
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Level 47
Oct 31, 2016
Nope. Add all the numbers together and you get an odd number.
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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.
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Level 36
Sep 6, 2021
same!
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Level 28
Aug 25, 2016
aww
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Level 16
Sep 27, 2016
I DID WITH 341 POINTS
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Level 67
Oct 5, 2016
Eh?
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Level 39
Oct 12, 2016
Finally won 693-582
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Level 44
Apr 22, 2021
692-583. Must have had something similar.
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Level 57
Oct 15, 2016
Is your score the sum of your selections?
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Level 43
Apr 7, 2021
nearly 5 years later, yes
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Level 74
Oct 17, 2016
641-634. I don't know how... For now.
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Level 60
Oct 20, 2016
Bet him on the 3rd try by 23
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Level 46
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

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Level 46
Oct 21, 2016
So far for me biggest win is 341 and biggest loss is 633, not quite optimal :(
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Level 83
Jun 27, 2017
As strange as it can seem, the worst loss (683) is obtained by using the winning strategy for a 25 grid.
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Level 26
Nov 26, 2016
win 498

loss 684

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Level 42
Dec 12, 2016
I lost by just 17... So close
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Level 43
Mar 10, 2017
Same
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Level 34
Dec 15, 2016
Beat it by 647
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Level 15
Dec 15, 2016
Beat it by 647
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Level 38
Nov 11, 2020
Did you even do this?
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Level 48
Dec 16, 2016
I beat him by 15 by randomly guessing numbers. WOW
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Level 48
Dec 16, 2016
My picks (Backwards): 23 28 92 72 83 81 54 44 94 82 43 93 63 24 64 04 05 84
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Level 37
Dec 17, 2016
lost by 83
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Level 3
Dec 27, 2016
I won by 1 (638-637)
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Level 44
Jan 5, 2017
Beat him by 75
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Level 21
Jan 22, 2017
Weird game😕
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Level 43
Feb 24, 2017
I won by 115 on my third try. No real strategy, just picking high numbers with minimal factors.
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Level 53
Dec 4, 2017
There is your strategy, bud.
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Level 37
Mar 8, 2017
Got a cheeky 738-537 win. AFTER ABOUT 20 TRIES!!!!
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Level 39
Mar 17, 2017
I finally got it but barely. Only won 665-610.
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Level 12
Mar 18, 2017
I was winning at first but then lost by 297
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Level 70
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

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Level 65
Apr 25, 2017
Dangit! Closest I can get is losing by 37
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Level 69
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

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Level 34
May 11, 2017
i finally won on like my 15th try i beat the taxman by 5
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Level 55
Jul 8, 2017
I beat him by 21
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Level 90
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.
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Level 56
Jul 15, 2017
i lost by 403 and then 355
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Level 14
Jul 31, 2017
I was 75 points away from my first win ever.....
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Level 14
Jul 31, 2017
Now 17
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Level 67
Aug 13, 2017
Closest is -17 :((
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Level 26
Sep 6, 2017
lost by 7
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Level 35
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.

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Level 86
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
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Level 86
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!
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Level 35
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.
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Level 83
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).
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Level 30
Apr 19, 2018
The strategy to win is starting off with 47 and 49, and just going from there.
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Level 47
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.
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Level 28
Sep 21, 2017
FINALLY WON, only by 49 but still
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Level 60
Sep 22, 2017
Beat the Taxman by 31
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Level 38
Sep 29, 2017
I'm honestly a really bad at math, so a win by 5 points is good enough for me.
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Level 38
Sep 29, 2017
"a really bad at math".

I'm also bad at spelling it seems.

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Level 43
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.

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Level 50
Oct 6, 2017
W by 9, 642-633. I'm so proud of myself!
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Level 68
Nov 11, 2017
I did it by 81.
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Level 20
Nov 19, 2017
Took about 21 tries lol
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Level 40
Dec 7, 2017
won by 5, took way too long
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Level 40
Dec 12, 2017
Lost 628-647, my closest try!
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Level 40
Dec 12, 2017
Now beat him 740-535
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Level 40
Dec 27, 2017
Now beat him 779-496
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Level 37
Dec 27, 2017
Won by 15!
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Level 40
Dec 27, 2017
My biggest win is by 283 points 779-496 :)
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Level 43
Jan 27, 2018
WON BY 96!!!!!!
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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
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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
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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

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Level 21
Mar 2, 2018
Thank you for introducing the Game.its fun.but I lost by95
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Level 21
Mar 2, 2018
Thank you to screamrearer.325!
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Level 30
Mar 4, 2018
You have to start off with 47 49 in order to win. I won by 159
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Level 65
Jun 13, 2018
I'm fairly sure it's possible to win no matter what number you start with. But 47 49 is best.
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Level 47
Mar 9, 2018
lost by 203. dont quite get it, but maybe bc the explaination is in English >.
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Level 10
Mar 14, 2018
YES won by 13 after 30mins!
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Level 30
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?
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Level 28
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
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Level 48
May 8, 2018
47, 49, 26, 32, 39, 35, 38, 33, 46, 42, 45, 20, 24, 36, 34, 44, 50

Beats him by 5.

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Level 35
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.
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Level 65
Jun 11, 2018
You could just click your browser's "refresh" button.
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Level 63
Jun 6, 2018
Is it possible to get a tie? Also beat Taxman by one.
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Level 65
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.
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Level 28
Aug 11, 2018
I lost by 1, see comment below
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Level 28
Jun 17, 2018
i won by a small margin of 11. Hard to win sometimes
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Level 57
Jun 19, 2018
YES! First try, some initial doubts, and then a great victory by 23!
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Level 85
Jun 28, 2018
This is the most realistic video game there is.
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Level 28
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.
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Level 28
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.
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Level 48
Aug 12, 2018
With no strategy whatsoever, I managed to win by 69.
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Level 27
Aug 29, 2018
Beat the taxman by 325 :-)
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Level 16
Oct 18, 2018
326
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Level 61
Oct 23, 2018
Yeah! I beat the taxman by 49.
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Level 65
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?
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Level 55
May 12, 2021
I'm confident thats best you can do. I got the same with 47, 49, 33, 39, 22, 28, 10, 30, 40, 50, 48, 38, 46, 45, 42, 34, 36
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Level 21
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
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Level 73
Nov 17, 2018
I keep losing by 159
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Level 25
Jan 22, 2019
It's so frustrating that you are ahead of the taxman most of the time but then he gets all the remaining numbers!! Haven't won yet
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Level 25
Jan 22, 2019
beat him by 63!

47, 49, 24, 28, 33, 32, 27, 38, 35, 20, 45, 50, 44, 39, 34, 42, 46, 36

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Level 41
Feb 13, 2019
Figured out how to lose by 1 just from spam clicking.

19, 44, 49, 39, 35, 20, 30, 40, 45, 50, 34, 28, 32, 36, 46, 42, 48.

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Level 58
Feb 20, 2019
I didn’t read the rules properly the first time, I thought that I had aced it but then I lost by 30 and I was so confused. Then I read the rules and died inside.
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Level 47
Feb 21, 2019
Lost by 17 but getting closer
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Level 45
Mar 10, 2019
I won the taxman by three!
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Level 45
Mar 10, 2019
Again, but now beat it by 21!
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Level 45
Mar 10, 2019
AGAIN, by 29
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Level 45
Mar 10, 2019
I got 225
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Level 45
Mar 10, 2019
NOW 85
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Level 20
Mar 13, 2019
7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42, 20, 30, 40, 45, 50, 24, 34, 39, 44, 38, 48, 36, 46 number to beat him by 7
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Level 20
Mar 13, 2019
47, 49, 39, 27, 35, 33, 45, 32, 44, 36, 48, 38, 42, 46, 34, 40, 50 another way by 95
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Level 20
Mar 14, 2019
My friend Cole beat in in these numbers 47, 49, 33, 14, 45, 39, 8, 40, 34, 50, 30, 24, 32, 36, 42, 38, 44, 46

by 27

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Level 20
Mar 14, 2019
Beat him by one 47, 49, 39, 27, 33, 36, 48, 42, 35, 50, 44, 38, 30, 46, 34, 40
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Level 76
Mar 28, 2019
1st try I lost by a mile, 2nd I beat him by 103. Fun Challenge
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Level 28
Apr 5, 2019
Loss by 9 points if you choose:

47, 49, 10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 45, 50, 48, 46, 44, 42, 39, 38, 36, 34

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Level 28
Apr 5, 2019
Also got a win by 39 points if you choose:

47, 49, 10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 45, 50, 24, 39, 34, 44, 36, 46, 48, 38, 42

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Level 30
Apr 20, 2019
I BEAT TAXMAN BY 14 !!!!!!!!

YIPEEEEE!!

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Level 30
Apr 20, 2019
I beat taxman again by 13
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Level 30
Apr 24, 2019
Defeat by 31
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Level 61
Apr 29, 2019
lost by 391 my worst
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Level 61
Apr 29, 2019
so close! lost by 43
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Level 20
Apr 30, 2019
My worst is 792
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Level 28
Jun 4, 2019
Yahoo

I lost by 475

400-875

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Level 25
Jun 6, 2019
I managed to beat him by only 3
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Level 25
Jun 6, 2019
Win by 3 points if you do 47, 49, 46, 42, 50, 39, 22, 27, 44, 45, 34, 38, 32, 40, 48, 36
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Level 23
Aug 30, 2019
How does this game work?
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Level 49
Oct 24, 2019
I WON BY 67 WAHOOOO
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Level 49
Oct 24, 2019
take 47, then go far right column, from top to bottom, then second from the right top to bottom, and so on, and you will win by 67
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Level 16
Oct 24, 2019
I beat him by 1 638-637 with 47, 49, 25, 50, 15, 30, 45, 8, 22, 24, 48, 46, 42, 36, 38, 39, 40, 34
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Level 39
Oct 31, 2019
I beat the Taxman by 99.
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Level 19
Nov 9, 2019
NOOOO I LOSE BY 1 (46, 10, 15, 20, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 34, 33, 32, 39, 38, 36, 44, 42, 48)
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Level 69
Nov 17, 2019
After *8 tries I finally beat the Taxman by 5
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Level 73
Nov 20, 2019
It took probably close to 100 tries but I finally beat the taxman by 1. Now I can stop playing! :)
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Level 32
Nov 21, 2019
Second try
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Level 28
Nov 23, 2019
Lost by 291 :(
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Level 61
Dec 5, 2019
i won by 23 sixfortynine to sixtwentysix
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Level 58
Jan 6, 2020
Are your numbers broken?
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Level 25
Dec 13, 2019
Lost by 117 ( again ) :(
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Level 51
Jan 4, 2020
You can beat the taxman by 153 if you choose the numbers 47, 49, 35, 21, 39, 33, 27, 45, 26, 16, 12, 28, 34, 38, 48, 44, 50, 40, 36, 46.
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Level 58
Jan 6, 2020
I beat him by 37 by picking: 47, 39, 35, 27, 45, 33, 10, 18, 32, 38, 44, 50, 28, 34, 40, 48, 42, 46
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Level 21
Feb 17, 2020
I beat him by 53. I'm fricking stupid. And i won. I'm so happy.
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Level 67
Mar 4, 2020
Please watch your language.
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Level 61
Feb 26, 2020
I beated him by 33
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Level 67
Mar 4, 2020
*Beat, as beated isn't a word.
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Level 67
Mar 4, 2020
47, 49, 39, 33, 27, 15, 10, 50, 40, 30, 24, 34, 44, 48, 38, 28, 42, 46, 36 (Beat by 85)
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Level 23
Mar 6, 2020
10, 35, 33, 45, 42, 8, 24, 26, 50, 44, 40, 34, 38, 48, 36 and beat it by 253. Very Epic!
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Level 61
Mar 29, 2020
Won by 3 with 47, 49, 25, 9, 28, 44, 50, 45, 36, 40, 26, 34, 32, 38, 42, 46, 48
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Level 55
Apr 3, 2020
Won by 227 with 47, 26, 39, 49, 35, 46, 38, 34, 27, 33, 28, 44, 12, 40, 45, 50, 42, 36, 32, 48
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Level 17
Apr 3, 2020
You can beat taxman by choosing 43, 38, 33, 26, 49, 44, 34, 24, 27, 28, 36, 42, 48, 46, 35, 45, 40, 50
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Level 34
Apr 7, 2020
47, 39, 35, 27, 45, 33, 46, 50, 34, 28, 24, 40, 38, 42, 36, 32, 44 Final Score is 640-635.
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Level 53
Apr 14, 2020
most ive won by is 265, most ive lost by is 683
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Level 68
Apr 14, 2020
Is there a way to draw??
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Level 31
Apr 22, 2020
i first tried it
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Level 16
Apr 28, 2020
Little hint: 29, 39, 33, 4, 27, 15, 35, 28, 38, 12, 30, 34, 16, 42, 44, 46, 40, 36, 48, 50

To win by 17

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Level 58
May 1, 2020
Won by 69. Could not be prouder
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Level 16
May 11, 2020
lol
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Level 65
Jun 29, 2020
Nice.
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Level 61
May 14, 2020
lost by 7, then won by 1
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Level 57
May 17, 2020
I beat him by 21 in first try. This is what I did

49, 33, 27, 46, 35, 45, 18, 39, 32, 44, 48, 50, 40, 34, 28, 38, 42

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Level 62
Jun 1, 2020
I won by 111 with 47, 49, 6, 12, 24, 28, 35, 30, 40, 50, 45, 44, 48, 46, 42, 39, 38, 36, 34
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Level 31
Jun 9, 2020
beat him by 99 using 47, 49, 35, 45, 33, 28, 42, 46, 26, 34, 30, 38, 16, 36, 44, 50, 40, 48.
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Level 33
Jun 10, 2020
I teach you how to beat the taxman by 17:

29,49,39,35,45,33,38,46,42,24,30,32,44,50,40,34,36

It was hard so you better use it

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Level 21
Jun 12, 2020
how to you win?
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Level 48
Jun 16, 2020
I beat the taxman by 17 thanks to aidenaleung
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Level 14
Jun 19, 2020
600 is max? me lots 600
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Level 33
Jun 23, 2020
I lost taxman by 391, the ugliest lose
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Level 41
Sep 2, 2021
nope i lost by 463
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Level 33
Jun 30, 2020
Ugh! I lose the taxman by 5.
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Level 50
Jul 7, 2020
Beat him by 41 on my second try! Woo! Lost by about 60 on the first. This is an awesome game! I've been doing JetPunk quizzes for YEARS and never knew this existed till today!
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Level 43
Jul 11, 2020
Thanks to 'TLTheLegend' I beat him. Thanks
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Level 43
Jul 11, 2020
Thank you a lot TLTheLegend
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Level 52
Jul 13, 2020
here's a tip: start with one of the two largest prime numbers, as they will have no factors left after the first move.
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Level 53
Jul 13, 2020
i did it! i beat it by 341!
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Level 36
Nov 14, 2020
I lost by 341 lol
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Level 51
Jul 17, 2020
To beat the taxman by eleven click these numbers.

29, 33, 39, 27, 49, 35, 50, 38, 42, 34, 24, 46, 40, 45, 44, 32, 36

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Level 33
Jul 22, 2020
I beat the taxman by 9 how to do it:

Click numbers below the text:

49, 39, 33, 27, 35, 45, 28, 50, 44, 32, 24, 40, 42, 36, 38, 46, 34

Hope you will use this, I won't slap you if you don't use

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Level 57
Jul 22, 2020
Bit him by 47 finally
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Level 57
Jul 22, 2020
Lol beat* him, not bit him
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Level 63
Aug 24, 2020
News flash: George Washington bites the taxman
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Level 21
Aug 16, 2020
This is so hard and I love it
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Level 27
Aug 19, 2020
I beat the taxman by 41...
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Level 44
Aug 23, 2020
wow I won by 3
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Level 22
Sep 9, 2020
I won by 3 on the 10th try and i love this game, even if i still don't know how to play
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Level 37
Sep 23, 2020
Finally won, this is really nice.
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Level 35
Sep 24, 2020
I keep winning but then in my last choice, he keeps getting like 800 more points!
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Level 66
Sep 25, 2020
After how many long this game existed, I have finally won. I beat the taxman by 1.
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Level 18
Oct 9, 2020
If you want to win, please try 47, 49, 45, 40, 30, 28, 36, 32, 50, 44, 39, 34, 38, 48, 42, 46
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Level 37
Oct 11, 2020
lol I beat him by one point!
+1
Level 55
Oct 26, 2020
I won by 71 with 47, 49, 27, 33, 39, 4, 10, 12, 16, 28, 30, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50
+1
Level 53
Oct 30, 2020
How exactly does he gain so much at the end, I´m confused
+1
Level 32
Nov 5, 2020
i beat him

F I N N A L Y

+1
Level 38
Nov 8, 2020
Another challenge beat the taxman by bang on 100. Also lose by the taxman by bang on 100
+1
Level 38
Nov 10, 2020
now 121 by doing 47, 49, 50, 20, 15, 40,39, 33, 45, 12, 28, 32, 34, 38, 42, 36, 44, 46, 48
+1
Level 38
Nov 13, 2020
now 125 by doing 47, 49, 32, 35, 34, 33, 28, 27, 26, 40, 45, 44, 48, 38,42, 46, 36, 50
+1
Level 38
Nov 13, 2020
now 131 by doing 47,49,28,27,26,35,34,33,32,45,44,40,50,30,38,24,42,36,46
+1
Level 38
Nov 14, 2020
now 175 by doing 47,49,35,34,33,32,28,27,12,39,40,45,50,38,48,42,36,44,46
+2
Level 38
Nov 16, 2020
My biggest loss is 507
+1
Level 38
Nov 17, 2020
Now it's 551
+1
Level 21
Nov 17, 2020
Hard but on my 36th try, i won by 404!
+1
Level 30
Nov 18, 2020
Lost by 3.
+2
Level 38
Nov 20, 2020
I lost by 593 by doing 23,21,24,25,20,30,28,18,22,32,26,34,38
+1
Level 30
Nov 27, 2020
Oof!
+1
Level 30
Nov 20, 2020
I won by 7. 641-634. Do this: 47, 6, 30, 35, 50, 48, 28, 33, 44, 45, 39, 34, 38, 40, 46, 42, 36
+1
Level 35
Nov 22, 2020
The best I got so far is +153 with this: 47, 49, 46, 34, 38, 35, 26, 39, 33, 44, 40, 50, 30, 45, 42, 32, 36, 48
+1
Level 32
Nov 23, 2020
Yes beated him by 79!!!
+1
Level 13
Dec 5, 2020
Won by 3
+1
Level 25
Dec 6, 2020
hahahahahaha I won 939 to 336 on my 3rd try :)
+1
Level 25
Dec 6, 2020
jk i didn't win :(
+1
Level 61
Dec 12, 2020
Won by 103 with: 47, 6, 8, 32, 27, 36, 49, 25, 50, 45, 40, 33, 44, 39, 42, 48, 46, 38, 34
+1
Level 61
Dec 12, 2020
Edit: won by 123 with 47, 8, 32, 6, 27, 36, 49, 35, 40, 45, 50, 33, 44, 42, 39, 48, 46, 38, 34
+1
Level 38
Dec 17, 2020
Now 205 by doing 47, 49, 35, 21, 39, 33, 27, 45, 26, 46, 38, 24, 28, 30, 50, 40, 48, 36, 34, 44
+1
Level 55
Dec 21, 2020
Took a few tries, finally got 690-585
+1
Level 19
Jan 22, 2021
Wow! Finally won by 3. Great game. 639-636
+1
Level 18
Feb 4, 2021
LOST BY 1!!!!!!!
+1
Level 21
Feb 9, 2021
I won 841 - 300
+1
Level 16
Feb 20, 2021
SO HARD!!! I SWEAR IF I DONT WIN THIS IM QUITTING!!!!
+1
Level 38
Apr 7, 2021
Choose 47, 49 first
+1
Level 55
Feb 20, 2021
Lost a couple times, but my first win was 705-570
+1
Level 23
Feb 21, 2021
this is so hard
+1
Level 37
Feb 24, 2021
lost by 47
+1
Level 42
Feb 28, 2021
i do not untersten this game at all haha
+1
Level 49
Mar 8, 2021
47, 49, 45, 39, 38, 36, 46, 33, 28, 50, 40, 44, 32, 42, 48, 34 to beat him by 27
+1
Level 45
Mar 9, 2021
yay i won
+1
Level 23
Mar 16, 2021
47, 49, 35, 21, 39, 33, 27, 45, 26, 46, 38, 18, 42, 34, 30, 50, 28, 44, 40, 48

I used this last year and it worked

+1
Level 31
Apr 6, 2021
It probably was patched lol
+1
Level 21
Mar 25, 2021
I won the taxman by 83 by using 47, 49, 4, 12, 10, 30, 40, 50, 45, 33, 44, 46, 42, 34, 39, 36, 38, 32, 48!
+1
Level 50
Apr 1, 2021
Won by 1!!!
+1
Level 41
Apr 3, 2021
lost by 463😂
+1
Level 31
Apr 6, 2021
47, 49, 39, 35, 33, 22, 28, 38, 30, 46, 32, 34, 27, 36, 50, 40, 48, 42
+1
Level 45
May 3, 2021
47, 49, 26, 39, 33, 35, 27, 18, 38, 34, 44, 46, 42, 16, 36, 48, 45, 20, 50 - win by 111 :)
+1
Level 39
May 18, 2021
I've won multiple times but I tried out a new strategy and it worked out well, won 682-593, my best is 800-475
+1
Level 34
May 23, 2021
Yay won by 45!
+1
Level 60
May 30, 2021
Congratulations!

You beat the taxman by 83.

Your best score is 679-596

+2
Level 26
Jun 2, 2021
ayo one shot won by 65
+1
Level 42
Jun 3, 2021
I Lost by 23 on my third try. I'll try again sometime later.
+1
Level 25
Jun 10, 2021
What's the largest possible loss?
+1
Level 27
Jul 11, 2021
I lost 243 on my 3rd try
+1
Level 27
Jul 11, 2021
Then 391
+1
Level 27
Jul 11, 2021
And 429
+1
Level 27
Jul 11, 2021
Closely followed by 435
+1
Level 41
Sep 2, 2021
i lost by 463 bruh
+1
Level 27
Jul 11, 2021
I did:

47, 49, 45, 33, 39, 36, 50, 46, 38, 44, 24, 28, 34, 42, 48, 40

+2
Level 42
Aug 9, 2021
lost by 15 :(
+1
Level 23
Aug 13, 2021
won by 5 points. 640-635 so lucky

47, 38, 27, 46, 36, 24, 35, 28, 26, 48, 45, 30, 40, 50, 34, 44, 42

+1
Level 54
Aug 17, 2021
I was gonna say this was easier than I expected and then the taxman got everything in the end and I got crushed rip
+1
Level 54
Aug 17, 2021
Lost by 21
+1
Level 54
Aug 17, 2021
There I won by 117

47, 49, 35, 39, 33, 14, 28, 12, 24, 20, 30, 27, 44, 42, 48, 46, 34, 36, 38, 50

+1
Level 19
Sep 16, 2021
Win by 209

47, 49, 35, 39, 26, 46, 33, 45, 38, 44, 34, 28, 50, 30, 42, 40, 32, 48, 36

+1
Level 21
Sep 23, 2021
After figuring the game out and multiple failed attempts, I managed to win, with a score of 652-623. My choice order was 47, 49, 25, 22, 44, 26, 46, 34, 38, 50, 40, 32, 28, 48, 45, 42, and 36.