Video: Comparing Subtraction Expressions with Numbers up to 9

Fill in the gap: 9 − 3 _ 8 − 3. Use <, >, or =.

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Video Transcript

Fill in the gap. Nine take away three what eight take away three. Use less than, greater than, or equal to.

The question is asking us if nine take away three is less than eight take away three. Or if nine take away three is greater than eight take away three. Or if nine take away three is equal to eight take away three. We have to choose the correct symbol. First, let’s think about what nine take away three is.

Let’s start at nine and count back three, one, two, three. Nine take away three is six. Now, let’s use our number line to find eight take away three. Let’s start at eight and count back three, one, two, three. Eight take away three is five. So, nine take away three is greater than eight take away three. The missing symbol is greater than.

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