Video: Subtracting Two Numbers up to 9

There are 4 cars in a car park. If 2 cars left, how many cars are there in the car park?

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There are four cars in a car park. If two cars left, how many cars are there in the car park?

We’re given a word problem involving cars. The problem tells us that there are four cars in a car park. We could use four counters to represent the four cars. There were four cars in the car park, and two left. Now, we can see how many cars would be left in the car park. There were four cars. We subtracted, or took away, two because two cars left. And we can see from our model that four take away two equals two because we have two counters left. If there are four cars in a car park, and two cars left, there will be two cars in the car park. Four take away two equals two.

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