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Use 3, 4 and 5 to get as close 3 4 5 Target 
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Use 4, 5 and 6 to get as close 4 5 6 Target 

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Use 3, 4 and 6 to get as close 3 4 6 Target 
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Use 1, 3 and 5 to get as close 1 3 5 Target 

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Use 5, 6, 7 and 8 to
get as close as 5 6 7 8 Target 
This exercise is not about getting exact answers,
it is a challenge to get as close as possible to the target.
Teacher:Click on red squares for draggable number tiles.
Topics: Starter  Arithmetic
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