The Fiendish Formula Answer

Once again Professor Fiendish caused some big arguments in the Murderous Maths Factory with his formula, but we thought the biggest answer you can get is when you put the numbers in like this:

(8 + 5) x (7 + 6) - (1 + 2)/4 + 3 = 171 ¼

Yes, that's what we thought, BUT since this site was set up, a Murderous Maths reader called David Henderson has shown us how he can get an answer of 172. Well done David for making us all look stupid!

Can you see how David got his answer?

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