Directions: Fill in the boxes below using the whole numbers 0 through 9 no more than one time each so that you can make a true equation.

### Hint

### Hint

What number would be good/bad to distribute?

### Answer

### Answer

There are many possible answers. Here are some possible answers:

4(5 + 9) = 20 + 36

6 (4 + 5) = 24 + 30

8 (2 + 5) = 16 + 40

7 (3 + 8) = 21 + 56

9 (2 + 4) = 18 + 36

4(5 + 9) = 20 + 36

6 (4 + 5) = 24 + 30

8 (2 + 5) = 16 + 40

7 (3 + 8) = 21 + 56

9 (2 + 4) = 18 + 36

Source: Adrianne Burns

My students absolutely LOVED doing this. We had an awesome follow up question: what is the lowest value for each expression you can get? What is the highest? Our lowest was 20. Our highest, 108. We had a lot of fun. Thanks for the challenge!