Hi, people!

Years ago, soviet scientific popular magazine "Science and Life" ("Nauka i zhizn" in russian) every year declared competition. You should find next year representation by some arithmetic formula containing one decimal digit only (unlimited number of times) and arithmetic operations signs ("+", "-", "*" or "x", "/", "^" (power sign), "!", root sign, etc.). For example, 2014 = 2222 - 222 + 2^(2^2) - 2. So, you should compose 9 formulas (the first must contain "1" digits only, the second must contain "2" digits only, up to formula containing "9" digits only) to enter competition. In the fall of the year competitor was determined for each digit category (9 independent competitions). Less digits in the formula, the better result.

Any takers for "2014" number composing?

Serg

[Edited. I found an error in my example of "2014" representation by "2" digits. Fixed.]