Maths Mat Term 3 Sheet 8 – Question 22

 

 

Fill in the missing digits.

 

 

2        7

?        ?

+       3       6

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9       5

 

 

 

I start on the left hand column as usual for addition. The numbers given, 7 and 6 add up to thirteen, but I know that the answer to this column must end in five as given. Therefore the missing number in the left hand column must be 2 so that the column adds up to 15. The 5 is given and I carry the 1.

I know that the right hand column must add up to 9 because it is given. The other given numbers are 1 and 3. These add up to 4, plus the 1 that I carried over equals 5. Therefore, because the total of this column needs to be 9, then the missing number is 4

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2       7

4      2

+       3       6

________________

9       5

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