Grade 5

Read the Headline Story to the students. Encourage them to think of creative ways to answer the question.

Pick four different digits, not including 0. Arrange them as dollars and cents to create the largest and smallest possible amounts under $100. What is the *largest* difference you can find between two amounts?

- I picked 3, 5, 7, and 9; I wrote $35.79 and $97.53. Their difference is about $60.
- The largest difference anyone found was over $85 ($98.21 – $12.89 = $85.32).

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