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Decimal Subtraction 2

Directions: Use the digits 1 to 9, at most one time each, to make a difference with the least possible value.

Hint

Hint

How do you place digits so the difference is less than ten?

Answer

Answer

The least possible value is 1.2 and you can get it using:
8.5 – 7.3 = 1.2
6.9 – 5.7 = 1.2

Source: Owen Kaplinsky and Robert Kaplinsky

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10 comments

  1. Also, 9.5 – 8.3 = 1.2???

  2. 4.9 – 3.7

  3. 8.4-7.3? Couldn’t you get 1.1?

  4. Disregard, realized 1 is repeated in the answer.

  5. My name is Brigid from 5th grade and I also found 4.7-3.5=1.2

  6. 1.2-3.4=2.2

  7. 4.7-3.5=1.2

  8. The least possible value is 1.2 and you can get it using:
    8.5 – 7.3 = 1.2
    6.9 – 5.7 = 1.2

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