Creating Zero

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

Hint

What numbers will produce a difference of zero?

Answer

Because of the commutative property, there are many different answer combinations. One possible solution would be: ( 9 + 6 – 5 + 2 ) – ( 8 + 7 – 4 + 1 )

Source: Bryan Anderson

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36 comments

  1. Also, (9+1-8+2) – (7+3-6+4) = 0.

  2. ( 9 + 6 – 5 + 2 ) – ( 8 + 7 – 4 + 1 )

  3. (9+8-4+3)-(7+6-2+5)=0

  4. (9 + 2 – 5 + 6) – (5 + 6 – 2 + 3) = 0

  5. ( 9 + 6 – 5 + 2 ) – ( 8 + 7 – 4 + 1 )

  6. ( 5 + 2 – 9 + 6 ) – ( 4 + 1 – 8 + 7 )?????

  7. (8+9-4+3)-(6+7-2+5)=0

  8. Also (4+3-2+8)-(3+4-3+9)=0

  9. Because of the commutative property, there are many different answer combinations. One possible solution would be: ( 9 + 6 – 5 + 2 ) – ( 8 + 7 – 4 + 1 )

  10. (9+6-5+2)-(8+7-4+1)

  11. Person aka kaleya

    (9+5-6+2)-(7+8-4+1)

  12. ( 9 + 6 – 5 + 2 ) – ( 8 + 7 – 4 + 1 )

  13. (9+1-3+3)-(5+6-10+9)=0

  14. (7+8-2+3)-(6+9-1+4)=0

  15. ( 9 + 6 – 5 + 2 ) – ( 8 + 7 – 4 + 1 )

  16. (9+6-5+2)-(8+7-4+1)

  17. (5+13-3+7)-(7+12-6+3)

  18. (4+5-6+3)-(7+1-6+2)=0

  19. Kaylee Crandall

    (9+6-5+2)-(8+7-4+1)

  20. (9+6-5+2)-(8+7-4+1)

  21. (2+(-5)+6+9)-(1+(-4)+7+8)

  22. Ahmed Abdullah Syed

    ( 1 + 9 – 8 + 2 ) – ( 7 + 3 – 4 + 6 )

  23. ( 1 + 9 – 8 – 2 ) – ( 7 + 3 – 4 – 6 )

  24. Zachary Forrester

    (9+2-1+3)-(4+8-5+6)

  25. this is so crzy it is stupid

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