Select a group of nine.
The pictures in this question show
lots of tubs of popcorn. Our question contains a digit. And this digit represents the
number nine. We need to look at each of the
three groups of popcorn that we have and to select the one that is a group of nine
tubs. Which group contains nine tubs of
popcorn? Let’s count them. We could put a counter on each tub
as we count it. This way, we know we haven’t missed
any out. How many tubs are in our first
group? One, two, three, four, five, six,
seven, eight, nine. We found the group of nine straight
away. It looks like this might be the
answer we’re looking for.
Let’s count the other groups just
to check. In the second group, we can count
one, two, three, four, five, six, seven — only eight tubs of popcorn in the second
group. And in the third group, we can
count one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine — we can see this is
going to be more than nine — 10. We’ve counted all the tubs of
popcorn to find the answer. The group of nine is this one.