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Adding and Subtracting Integers

Directions: Using the digits 1 to 6, at most one time each, fill in the boxes so that top two equations are equal and the bottom equation has the greatest value.

Hint

Hint

If you want the first two answers to be the same, should they both be positive or negative?
What pairs of numbers from 1-6 can you combine to make the same outcome?
How could we rewrite the second problem?
How could we rewrite the third problem?

Answer

Answer

First possible solution:
-6 + 3 = -3
-2 – 1 = -3 (2 and 1 in any order)
-4 – -5= 1 (or -5 – -4 = -1)

Second possible solution:
-6 + 1 = -5
-2 – 3 = -5 (2 and 3 in any order)
-4 – -5 = 1 (or -5 – -4 = -1)

Third possible solution:
-6 + 2 = -4
-1 – 3 = -4 (1 and 3 in any order)
-4 – -5 = 1 (or -5 – -4 = -1)

Source: Kate Nerdypoo

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6 comments

  1. Another one:

    -6+2=-1-3=-4
    and -4<-4-(-5)

  2. -6 + 5 = -1
    -4 – (make it addition) 3 = -1
    -2 – (make it addition) -1 (make positive) = -1
    would also work

  3. Sub 2 dogey63 on yt

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