# Which two of the following calculations give the same total?

 805 - 474 659 + 50 138 + 231 428 - 345 6 + 395 43 + 40 539 - 167 595 + 291 437 + 277 108 + 636 453 + 592 330 - 227 134 + 302 689 - 430 440 x 87 40 + 202 231 + 177 519 + 585 307 x 409 531 x 386

## A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day

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 805 - 474 = 331 659 + 50 = 709 138 + 231 = 369 428 - 345 = 83 6 + 395 = 401 43 + 40 = 83 539 - 167 = 372 595 + 291 = 886 437 + 277 = 714 108 + 636 = 744 453 + 592 = 1045 330 - 227 = 103 134 + 302 = 436 689 - 430 = 259 440 x 87 = 38280 40 + 202 = 242 231 + 177 = 408 519 + 585 = 1104 307 x 409 = 125563 531 x 386 = 204966

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