Closest Difference to 200 – Problem 2

Directions: Using the digits 1 to 9 exactly one time each, place a digit in each box to make the difference as close to 200 as possible.


How can you rearrange the digits to get even closer to 200?
Which place value is most helpful to think about? Why?


738 – 542 = 196

Source: Tara Trifiletti and Jessica Goree

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  1. 357 – 168 = 199

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