Video: Subtracting within Ten to Find How Many More or Fewer

There are 8 cats and 5 mice. Are there fewer cats or mice? Subtract to find the difference. There are _ mice than cats. [A] 3 more [B] 3 fewer

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There are eight cats and five mice. Are there fewer cats than mice? Subtract to find the difference. There are three more mice than cats or three fewer mice than cats.

We know there are eight cats and five mice. The question asks if they’re fewer cats or mice. Fewer is another way of saying less. Are there less cats or mice? There are more cats than mice. There are fewer mice than cats. The answer to the first part of the question is mice because there are fewer mice. Five is less than eight.

The second part of the question asks us to subtract to find the difference. We’re being asked to find the difference between the number of cats and the number of mice. We know there are eight cats and five mice. Let’s use the number line to subtract and find the difference: one, two, three. Eight take away five is three. We know the difference between the cats and the mice is three and there are fewer mice and cats. There are three fewer mice than cats.

The answer to the first part of the question is mice. There are fewer mice than cats. The difference between the mice and the cats or eight take away five is three. And the final answer is three fewer. There are three fewer mice than cats.

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