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Smallest and Largest Number

Activities

1. What is the smallest number that you could write with two numbers?

2. What is the largest number that you can write with four ones? Not as simple as you might think!

Solution

1. Many may believe that the number is 10. No it's 1, expressed as follows: 1/1, 2/2, 3/3, 4/4, etc., up to 9/9

2. The commonest answer is, 1,111.

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Source: Numeracy Counts !, Anita Rampal, R Ramanujam and L S Saraswati, N L R C, LBS National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie.

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