There's a really handy technique called, "casting out 9s," which is good to use whenever a problem comes up that involves "summing up the digits." It's a way to compare all the numbers to each other.

In this problem, instead of laboriously adding up all the digits of every answer choice, you can quickly reduce them by "casting out the nines:"

In general:

Step 1: cross out all nines and any two or more digits that add up to nine or multiples of 9 (3,6 or 4,2,3, or 6,4,8, etc).

Step 2: add up the digits you have left

Step 3: keep adding the digits together until you have a single digit (keep in mind 9=0)

Step 4: compare all the single digits of each answer choice and see which is greatest in order to answer this question.

This is really quick:

ex:

A. 94123=1

Step 1: cross off 9, and then cross off 4,2,3 b/c they add to 9.

Step 2: what's left is 1, so that's your single digit for this number

B. 91964=2

Step 1: cross off 9, and 9

Step 2: add 1+6+4, which equals 11

Step 3: add 1+1, which equals 2, so that's your single digit for this number

C. 64678=4

Step 1: cross off 6,4,8

Step 2: add 6+7, which equals 13

Step 3, add 1+3, which equals 4, so that's your single digit for this number

D. 62355=3

Step 1: cross off 6,3

Step 2: add 2+5+5, which equals 12

Step 4: add 1+2=3, so that's your single digit for this number

E. 45689=5

Step 1: cross of 4,5, and 9

Step 2: add 6+8, which equals 14

Step 3: add 1+4, which equals 5, so this is your single digit for this number, and this is also the greatest one, and thus the answer.

This method is so easy you can do it in your head. Try it!