The strawberry weighs 24 grams. The strawberry and the tomato together weigh 69 grams. How much does the tomato weigh?
We know that both pieces of fruit together weigh 69 grams. We know the strawberry weighs 24 grams. We need to work out how much the tomato weighs. To do this, we need to find the difference between 69 grams and 24 grams. We could use a tens and ones chart to help us take 24 from 69. Let’s start with the ones.
What’s nine take away four? Five. And we have six tens and we need to take away two. Six take away two is four. 69 take away 24 is 45.
The tomato weighs 45 grams.