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Dividing Decimals (Middle School)

Directions: Make the smallest (or largest) quotient by filling in the boxes using the whole numbers 1-9 no more than one time each.



What number does each box represent?



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Note: This problem’s difficulty can be adjusted by altering the number of digits (boxes), picking smallest or largest, or by picking either a positive, negative, or both.

Source: Robert Kaplinsky

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  1. Might it be useful to model this graphically with desmos or perhaps wolfram alpha? I’ll work on something this week.

  2. Kirsten Silverman

    Should probably read “Quotient” instead of sum?

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