Directions: Using the digits 0 to 9 at most one time each, fill in the boxes to make an equation where both sides have the greatest possible value.

### Hint

What number would be easier/harder to distribute?

### Answer

The greatest possible value on both sides is 126 and comes from 9(8 + 6) = 72 + 54.

Source: Adrianne Burns and Robert Kaplinsky

8 (1+3)=12+45

this is wrong lol

Solutions my students found:

5(3+2)=19+06

5(3+2)=18+07

9(6+8)=74+52