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The addition below is incorrect. What is the largest digit that can be changed to make the addition correct? | The addition below is incorrect. What is the largest digit that can be changed to make the addition correct? | ||
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<math> \text{(A)}\ 4\qquad\text{(B)}\ 5\qquad\text{(C)}\ 6\qquad\text{(D)}\ 7\qquad\text{(E)}\ 8 </math> | <math> \text{(A)}\ 4\qquad\text{(B)}\ 5\qquad\text{(C)}\ 6\qquad\text{(D)}\ 7\qquad\text{(E)}\ 8 </math> |
Latest revision as of 19:51, 10 March 2015
Problem
The addition below is incorrect. What is the largest digit that can be changed to make the addition correct?
Solution
Doing the addition as is, we get . This number is larger than the desired sum of . Therefore, we must make one of the three numbers smaller.
We may either change , , or . Either change results in a valid sum. The largest digit that could be changed is thus the in the number , and the answer is .
See also
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