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A child had 5 balls but lost 1. How many balls are left?

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A child has five balls but lost one. How many balls are left?

We could use counters to help us answer this question. There are five balls. So we need five counters. Here we have our five counters. We know the child lost one ball. So we need to take away one counter. How many balls are left? There are four.

A child had five balls, lost one, and had four left.

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