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A Maths Starter Of The Day

Without using a calculator or paper can you think which of these two expressions has the largest value?

23 x 25

242

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Put your left hand up if you think 23 x 25 is the largest.

Put your right hand up if you think 242 is the largest.

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282 is the largest.

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