PRIZE PUZZLE FOR JANUARY 2004
Balancing the EquationUsing the decimal digits 1 to 9 once and once only, construct an equation that uses only the plus sign (as many times as needed). There are many solutions so they should be quite easy to discover with a little testing and a pencil and paper. Here are some examples that are wrong but show the kind of answer expected:
19 + 76 = 34 + 52 + 8
1089 = 765 + 324
63 + 15 = 34 + 28 + 7 + 9
If you can find a solution that uses only one plus sign you will get a special mention and will be included in the draw twice.