Adam has 35 LE. He spends 15 LE during his day at
school. How much money does he have
We know that Adam has 35
pounds. And during the course of his day at
school, he spends 15 pounds. We have to work out how much money
Adam has left. We could sketch a bar model to help
us solve the problem. We know that Adam has 35 pounds to
begin with. And he spends 15 pounds during the
day. We have to find out how much money
he’s got left.
This is a subtraction problem. We need to subtract the amount that
Adam spent from the amount he had to begin with. We need to calculate 35 take away
15. 35 take away 15 equals 20. If Adam has 35 LE and spends 15
during his day at school, he will have 20 LE or 20 pounds left. We found the answer by subtracting
15 from 35.