Which way round should I add two numbers?

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Which way round?

It doesn't matter which way round you add numbers. The answer is always the same.

1+2 will always be the same as 2+1

Top tip

You might find it easier to start with the bigger number and add the smaller one.

3+8 might be easier if you turn it round to 8+3.

Try it yourself. What works for you?

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