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Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Class 3 were playing a game. There were ten cards with the digits $0$ to $9$ on them.

digit cards 1 to 9

These cards were put into a bag and players took out four cards and made a number out of them. At first they made the highest number they could. Sinita took out

digit cards 3, 8, 2 and 5 and made 8532

Then they made the lowest number they could. Jamie took out

digit cards 5, 0, 4 and 7 and made 0457

"You can't put zero at the beginning of a number," objected Paul. The class discussed this and decided that Jamie had made four hundred and fifty-seven.

Next they played to make the highest even number. Jill took out

digit cards 7, 8, 6 and 3

and Vincent took out

digit cards 4, 2, 9 and 1

Who won?

Then they played to make the highest odd number. Belinda took out

digit cards 4, 0, 6 and 9

and Ali took out

digit cards 5, 2, 1 and 7

Who won?

Next they played to make the lowest even number. Rohan took out

digit cards 8, 1, 5 and 4

and Ben took out

digit cards 7, 0, 3 and 9

Who won?

The last game they played was to make the closest number to $5000$. Alice took out

digit cards 7, 8, 4 and 9

and Chloe took out

digit cards 1, 0, 3 and 5

Who won?