Video: Writing Subtraction Equations for Word Problems Represented by Pictures

Find the correct subtraction sentence to solve the given problem. You have 9 rabbits. 4 of them are in the hutch and the rest are in the garden. How many are in the garden? [A] 9 − 5 = 4 [B] 9 − 4 = 5 [C] 9 − 4 = 4.

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Find the correct subtraction sentence to solve the given problem. You have nine rabbits. Four of them are in the hutch. And the rest are in the garden. How many are in the garden? Is it nine take away five equals four, nine take away four equals five, or nine take away four equals four?

We can use the information from the question to help us write down the number sentence. We know there are nine rabbits in the garden. And four of them are in the hutch. We need to find how many are in the garden, or nine take away four.

We could use blocks or bricks to help us answer the question. Here we have nine bricks. Let’s take away four: one, two, three, four. How many are left? One, two, three, four, five. So the correct subtraction sentence is nine take away four equals five.

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