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Subtraction to get the Smallest Difference

Directions: Place any digit, 1 through 9, in the boxes below to create the smallest possible difference. Each digit can only be used once.

Subtraction 2nd grade

Hint

Hint

Remember that zeros are not allowed.  Because you can only use each digit once, the digit in the hundreds place can’t be the same.

Answer

Answer

14

One possible solution is 612-598 = 14. 

Source: Graham Fletcher

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