Directions: Using the integers 1 to 10 at most one time each, fill in the boxes so that the result is closest to 1.

### Hint

### Hint

What does closest to 1 mean? What does this tell you about the fraction in the numerator and the fraction in the denominator?

### Answer

### Answer

There are several answers that will give a result of 1, such as ((4/9)^5)/((2/3)^10).

If we are looking for an answer that is closest but not equal to 1, I’m not sure what the answer is!

Source: Daniel Luevanos

I tried to form fractions that simplify to whole numbers. So I was successful with:

(10/5)^6 / (8/1)^2

This simplified to 2^6 / 8^2

Found ((1/4)^3)/((5/10)^6) = 1! with a difference of 0. Woohoo!

( (2 / 8) ^ 3 ) / ( (5 / 10) ^ 6 ) = 1!

(2/1^2) / (3/2^1) = 2 2/3

This is my first time but ((4/9 “5) /((2/3)’10