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Guess Which Is Greater?

 
Q Guess which sum is greater. Then check by doing the addition with a pencil or a calculator.

9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1       1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
  8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1       1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8  
    7 6 5 4 3 2 1       1 2 3 4 5 6 7    
      6 5 4 3 2 1       1 2 3 4 5 6      
        5 4 3 2 1       1 2 3 4 5        
          4 3 2 1       1 2 3 4          
            3 2 1       1 2 3            
              2 1       1 2              
                1       1                

 
 
A You may be surprised when you find out that the sums are exactly the same! They both equal 1,083,676,269. Don't forget to add the numbers according to place value!