MIT Technology Review
has a Puzzle Corner column hosted by Allan Gottlieb.
Every January the first problem posed is the so-called "Year" problem. Here's this year's problem:

**Y2014.**How many integers from 1 to 100 can you form using the digits 2, 0, 1, and 4 exactly once each; the operators +, -, × (multiplication), and / (division>; and exponentiation? We seek solutions containing the minimum number of operators; among solutions having a given number of operators, those using the digits in the order 2, 0, 1, 4 are preferred. Parentheses may be used for grouping; they do not count as operators. A leading minus sign, however, does count as an operator.

It turns out that it doesn't take very long
to try every possible combination of operators and numbers and come up with the best solution.
Enter a year in the text box below and click "Solve".

Note: You can also enter a two or three digit number and get solutions for that number as well.

Note: You can also enter a two or three digit number and get solutions for that number as well.

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