Posted by stick on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 11:02pm.
This was on my 5th grader's homework:
what is the least number you can make using all of the digits from 0 through 9 exactly once?
My answer was 1,023,456,789. The teacher says it's 0,123,456,789.
I think that if the zero is the first digit, it's not actually part of the number.
???

math  Ms. Sue, Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 11:06pm
I agree with you.

math  madi, Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 11:14pm
i don't get it...

math  Reiny, Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 11:32pm
And I concur with Ms Sue.
In our standard way of writing numbers, the lead digit cannot be a zero.

math  stick, Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 1:08am
Thank you! Glad to know you agree with me.
Does make me wonder, though, if other incorrect info is being given in class.
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