## Starter of the Day

 2 + ?-6 = -4 4 - ?10 = -6 ?8 + -1 = 7 ?4 - -1 = 5 1 - ?-2 = 3 6 - ?12 = -6 2 + ? + ? = ? + ? + ?-5 + -5 = -5 + -5 + -5 + 7

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Topics: Starter | Algebra | Negative Numbers

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 -6 10 8 4 -2 12 -5(assuming all the question marks represent the same number)

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