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Lesson 7: Word problems with "more" and "fewer"

# Comparison word problems: marbles

Sal solves word problems comparing 2 numbers.  Numbers in the problems are less than 10.

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• Can addition and subtraction relate to one another?
• They are opposites of each other.
• Can I use math to impress others? That seems very fun.
• Absolutely, math is to be enjoyed and if learning math to impress friends and family members is what you wish to do, then, by all means, go for it!
• Do you have language or geometry
• what does fewer mean i mean ya its noting or its someting like ok sorry its someting.im supur sorry sorry sorry.
• It means if there is more or less things you have.
• Mary has 89 toys and shawn has 75 toys how many more toys does Mary
have

Use this eqauation to solve this problem

+_=
• If we want to know how much more of something there is than another, we can use subtraction to find the difference between the two. Since we want to know how many more toys Mary had, we subtract Shawn's toys from Mary's. This gives us 89 - 75. As with any problem, we have to do each place value, one by one:
9 - 5 = 4
80 - 70 = 10
Combine the answers together, and you get 14. Mary had 14 more toys than Shawn had. Hope this helps!
• so how do you se the value in the number?
• It is the value of the number represents when the number is underlined in that problem.
• does anybody know what x=3/4?
(1 vote)
• x=3/4 is the most simplified fraction form, as a decimal x=0.75
To explain, 1/4 is the fraction form of 0.25 and 3/4 is the same as 3*1/4, so in decimal form, x=0.75