# Top Transfer

100

## FINISH

× 1.5

× 3

× 1.5

× 3

× 0.3

× 1.5

× 0.7

× 1.3

× 3

× 2

× 1.5

× 0.6

× 3

× 0.1

× 1.5

× 2

Beginning at the "Start" with 100 on your calculator. What is the largest and smallest total you can end up with at the "Finish" . You can only travel in the direction of the arrows.

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## A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day

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