Three boys and four girls stand in a circle. How many children are in the circle?
We know that there are three boys and four girls standing in a circle. Here, we have four crosses to represent the four girls. And the three green crosses represent the three boys. To find out how many children are in the circle altogether, we need to add together the number of boys and the number of girls.
Let’s count how many crosses we drew altogether. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven. Four plus three equals seven. If there are three boys and four girls standing in a circle, there are seven children in the circle. Three plus four equals seven.