Directions: Using the digits 0-9 at most one time each, fill in the boxes below to make a true statement.
How can we pair up the numbers so that all the pairs are equivalent?
Each pair should add up to 9, for example 4 + 5 = 1 + 8…and so on
Source: Graham Fletcher
This is an example of running equal signs. There can only be one equal sign in an equation.
Running equal signs is an issue when one completes one equation and then creates a new equation next to it, eg. 3+5 = 8 + 2 = 10, but when all of the expressions are equivalent, it is mathematically correct.