Video: Writing Subtraction Equations for Word Problems Represented by Pictures

There are 8 children playing. 3 of them are boys. Pick the subtraction sentence that shows how many girls there are. [A] 8 + 3 = 5 [B] 8 − 3 = 5 [C] 3 + 5 = 8

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There are eight children playing. Three of them are boys. Pick the subtraction sentence that shows how many girls there are: eight plus three equals five, eight take away three equals five, or three plus five equals eight.

The question tells us there are eight children playing, and three of them are boys. To find out how many girls there are, we should take away the boys. Now we are left with the girls.

Let’s count how many girls there are to find the answer to eight take away three. One, two, three, four, five. This is the subtraction sentence that shows how many girls there are.

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