# Question Video: Using Symbols to Compare Subtraction Expressions to Numbers up to 10 Mathematics

Anthony and Chloe baked 9 cookies to take to a party. Their sister ate 2 of them. They need to take 6 cookies to the party. How many cookies are left? 9 − 2 = ＿. They need to take 6 cookies to the party. Pick the correct symbol to compare the number they have left to the number they need. 9 − 2 ＿ 6. [A] < [B] = [C] >. Are there enough cookies left?

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Anthony and Chloe baked nine cookies to take to a party. Their sister ate two of them. They need to take six cookies to the party. How many cookies are left? Nine take away two equals what. They need to take six cookies to the party. Pick the correct symbol to compare the number they have left to the number they need. Nine take away two is less than six, equal to six, or greater than six. Are there enough cookies left?

They had nine cookies, but they ate two. To find out how many cookies they have left, we need to take away two from nine. If we have nine squares and we take away two, there are seven left. Nine take away two is seven. Now that we know that nine take away two is seven, we can compare our two numbers. Is seven less than, equal to, or greater than six? Seven is one more than six. So the correct symbol is greater than. Seven is greater than six. Nine take away two is greater than six. We know that the children need to take six cookies to the party, and they have seven left. We know that seven is greater than six. Do they have enough cookies to take to the party? Yes, they do.

In this question, we were asked to compare nine take away two and the number six. We calculated nine take away two, which is seven. And we know that seven is greater than six. So we knew the correct symbol to compare nine take away two and six is the greater than symbol because nine take away two is greater than six. Antony and Chloe needed six cookies to take to the party, and they have seven. Are there enough cookies left? Yes, seven is greater than six. Nine take away two is greater than six.