Video: Writing Expressions Involving the Addition of 2 Multi-Digit Numbers

A mother elephant weighs 6228 kg and her baby weighs 1540 kg. Using the + sign, how do you represent their total weight in kilograms?

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A mother elephant weighs 6228 kilograms and her baby weighs 1540 kilograms. Using the plus sign, how do you represent their total weight in kilograms?

The question is asking us to record this information as a number sentence. We know it’s an addition sentence because the question asks us to use the plus sign. So let’s write that down. Now, we’ve recorded the plus sign. We just need to write down the two numbers that we’re going to add together.

The question tells us that the mother elephant weighs 6228 kilograms. So now, we can write that down. And her baby weighs 1540 kilograms. So let’s write that down. So to represent the total weight of the mother elephant and her baby elephant, we need to record their weights and add them together. The answer is 6228 plus 1540.

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