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Question from JOANNA, a parent:

Could you please tell me what Adding Three One-Digit Numbers += 15 1-9 without using any number twice


I'll show you what I would do but for the situation where the sum is to be 13 rather than 15. I would look for two different one-digit numbers that have a sum of 13, like 6 and 7 since

13 = 7 + 6

Then take one of these two numbers (I am going to use 6) and write it as the sum of two different one-digit numbers, like 4 and 2. Thus

13 = 7 + 6 = 7 + 4 + 2

I hope this helps,

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