> The pattern is > > 127, 863 12, 789 _______ 135 18 > > This is exactly how the problem is presented to me. > > I am racking my brain to figure out the way of the pattern. If any > math whiz out there can give me insight, thanks a million. I have > been given the answer to the underline: 1287, but for the life of me, > I cannot find out why! The commas and spaces are throwing me off! > > Thanks so much! > > Mary > in Pittsburgh, PA
The problem is the spaces after the commas, they should not be there. Then just split the rightmost digit off each number and add it to the rest.
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