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For each pair of numbers subtract the sum from the product then divide the result by 20 without using a calculator.
4, 3 
9, 8 
12, 11 
13, 14 
12, 12 
12, 16 
12.5, 18 
10.5, 10.5 
At least one of your answers is wrong.
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A Starter which is similar to this one but slightly easier is Multiply Sum by Difference then Divide.
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Dividing by twenty is a lot to ask,
But an easier method will help you.
Dividing by ten is a much easier task,
Then divide your answer by two!
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