Word Difference

This sum appears to be correct when read as words. It can also be correct if you substitute digits for letters. Each different letter stands for a different digit.

F I V E
- O N E

F O U R

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Topics: Starter | Arithmetic

  • Sue,
  • Sunday, August 12, 2007
  • "Here is another answer:
    1489-239=1250"
  • Mr Sim's 2j Class, Elgin Academy
  • Wednesday, April 14, 2010
  • "Our class got three more sets of solutions!
    3862 - 412 = 3450
    5298 - 138 = 5160
    2685 - 315 = 2370."
  • Miss Teece's Class, MBHS
  • Wednesday, April 13, 2011
  • "1054
    -624
    -----
    5492
    1698
    -348
    -----
    1350
    1674
    -354
    -----
    1320
    1859
    -429
    -----
    1430
    1678
    -358
    -----
    1320
    5692
    -382
    ----
    5310."
  • Transum,
  • Tuesday, August 13, 2013
  • "Thanks very much for sharing your solutions. Have we found all possible solutions to this puzzle yet? Does anyone have an insight into a way to prove that we have found all possible solutions? What strategies did your pupils use to find the solutions they found?"
  • Ms Keplinger, Australia
  • Wednesday, August 13, 2014
  • "Ms Keplinger's Year 5 class. GOLD COAST AUSTRALIA :)
    We have found the following
    ONE+ONE= TWO (143+143 = 286)by Francesca
    FOUR + ONE = FIVE (5260+237=5497) by Jameel or (5370+321=5691) Ruby
    EIGHT - FOUR = FOUR (15864-7932) by Jameel
    TWO - ONE = ONE (864-432=432) by Natalie
    TWO +TWO = FOUR (928+928) by Dorothy."

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Answers

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1 8 9 3
- 4 2 3

1 4 7 0

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