Video: Comparing Expressions Involving Subtraction of One-Digit Numbers

Use <, > or = to fill in the gap: 6 − 4 _ nine.

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Video Transcript

Use less than, greater than, or equal to to fill in the gap. Six take away four is less than, greater than, or equal to nine.

Is six take away four less than nine, greater than nine, or equal to nine? Before we can decide which symbol to use, we need to calculate six take away four. Here we have six counters. Let’s take away four. One, two, three, four. Six take away four is two. Two is less than nine. So, the missing symbol is less than. Six take away four is less than nine.

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