Video: Determining Whether to Add or Subtract to Solve Word Problems with One-Digit Numbers

There are 6 brown cows in a field. They are joined by 5 white cows. Which expression shows how many cows are in the field now? [A] 6 − 5 [B] 6 + 5

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There are six Brown cows in a field. They are joined by five white cows. Which expression shows how many cows are in the field now? Is it six take away five or six add five?

The picture shows six brown cows and five white cows. Six and five is another way of saying six add five. The expression which shows how many cows are in the field now is six add five.

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