Three fractions add together to give one ninth.
If all the question marks represent the same number, what is that number?
What if all the question marks represent different numbers?
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If all the question marks represent the same number there is only one answer:
If all the question marks represent different numbers there are countless solutions. Here is one:
See also the Starter called One Fifth.
Teacher, do your students have
access to computers?
Here is the URL for a concise version of this page without comments or answers.
Here is the URL which will take them to a related activity.
Show students how to create fractions in MS Word:
From the 'Insert' menu choose 'Object' then 'Microsoft Equation'
It's even easier with "Math Input Panel" which comes with Windows 7.
What is unique about this fraction sum?
All the digits 0 to 9 are used.
It is the only way to use the digits 0 to 9 to make fractions adding up to one?