# Hairu and the numbers part 21 (Math Question)

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Upper primary school mathematics question UPQ366

Hairu has 3 cards. Each card is printed with a different whole number. The largest number is 29. When added 2 numbers on the cards each time, the sums are 38, 40 and 56 respectively. What is the smallest number?

Solution:

The combine numbers are 38, 40 and 56

The largest number is 29 so 29 plus the second number gives the largest combine number

The second number = 56 – 29 = 27

The sum of the smaller and the second number give the smaller combine number.

The smallest number = 38 – 27 = 11