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Obtaining a Target Number

Using the numbers 3, 3, 8 and 8 once and only once, obtain the target number of 24. (You have to use 3 twice and 8 twice - 3 x 8 = 24 is not acceptable). You may use only addition, subtraction, multiplication and division (eg. no factorial). Hint: no addition in the equation.

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A target number is obtained by using constrained operations.