This puzzler has many solutions and is part of the Open Middle collection of problems. These questions stretch student thinking as they offer multiple solutions and are not PhotoMathable.
Place a digit in each box to make a true statement.
You can use 1 to 9 but only one time each.
How many solutions can you find?
(please do not use a calculator)
It seems that there are 10 solutions:
3/15 = 0.2
7/35 = 0.2
9/45 = 0.2
6/15 = 0.4
6/12 = 0.5
7/14 = 0.5
8/16 = 0.5
9/18 = 0.5
9/15 = 0.6
Here were the hints:
How does choosing the digits for the denominator affect the decimal value?
How might choosing the digit for the decimal make finding the digits for the fraction easier?