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Sum of Fractions Closest to 10

Directions: Using the digits 1 through 9, at most one each time, fill in the boxes to make the statement true.



How do we add fractions? If we want to get the closest to 10, what does that mean for each of the fractions?



So far, this is the closest answer: 1/2 + 46/5 = 9.7

Source: Nanette Johnson, based on Giselle Garcia’s problem

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  1. I had a student come up with 9.8 as a solution:
    34/5 + 6/2 = 9.8

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