I can read your mind!
Think of a two digit number,*
Reverse the digits to get another two digit number,
Subtract the smaller two digit number from the other,
Add the digits of your answer together
I know what your answer is!
(* The two digits must be different)
9
How did I know?
Topics: Starter  Algebra  Place Value  Puzzles
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