# Question Video: Comparing Groups of up to 50 Objects with Models Mathematics • Kindergarten

Hannah planted 17 flowers. Amelia planted 19 flowers. Pick the correct symbol to compare the number of flowers. [A] = [B] > [C] <. Who planted less flowers?

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Hannah planted 17 flowers. Amelia planted 19 flowers. Pick the correct symbol to compare the number of flowers: equal to, greater than, or less than. Who planted less flowers?

In this question, we have to compare the number of flowers planted by Hannah and the number of flowers planted by Amelia. And we’re told that Hannah planted 17 flowers, whilst Amelia planted 19. We’re being asked to pick the correct symbol to compare the number of flowers. In other words, is 17 equal to 19, greater than 19, or less than 19? We could use the pictures to help. The amount of flowers that Hannah has has been broken apart into two groups, a 10 and seven more. We can break the number 17 apart into one ten and seven ones.

Amilia’s flowers have also been broken apart. She has a group of 10 flowers and a group of nine flowers. If we break the number 19 apart, we get one ten and nine ones. Nine is worth more than seven. We can see this just by looking at the row of flowers. Seven is less than nine, so we need to use the less than symbol. If seven is less than nine, then 17 is less than 19. The correct symbol to compare the number of flowers is less than because 17 is less than 19. So who planted less flowers? Was it Hannah or Amelia? 17 is less than 19, and Hannah planted 17 flowers, so Hannah planted less flowers.

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