Directions: Using the digits 0 through 9, at most one time each, place a digit in each box to create the greatest possible value.

### Hint

How do the order of operations tell you what you should do first? What possible values can you make on the left/right side of the equals sign? Which side would it be better to start with?

### Answer

The greatest possible value for both sides of the equal sign is 76 which comes from a few possibilities including 76 ÷ (3 – 2) = 4 + 9 x 8.

Source: Robert Kaplinsky

Wrong me and my friend broke the answer key answer 78 see below

78÷(1-0)= 4+9x 6

Check the right side of your equation. It doesn’t equal 78 since you have to multiply before you add in Order of Operations procedure.

72÷(4-1)=9+3×5

Each side equals 24.