Directions: Arrange the digits 1-9 into three 3-digit whole numbers. Make the sum as close to 1000 as possible.

### Hint

### Hint

What should be true about the hundreds places of your three numbers? How do the tens places affect your answer?

### Answer

### Answer

Lots of answers will get you 999. One would be 247 + 563 + 189.

Is exactly 1000 even possible? Here’s a Geogebra tool you can use to check your answer.

Is exactly 1000 even possible? Here’s a Geogebra tool you can use to check your answer.

Source: John Ulbright and Robert Kaplinsky

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