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.