### Video Transcript

Michael has shown that 14 is one
ten and four ones. To find one less, he can take away
a one. Fill in the blank: One less than 14
is one ten and what ones. Fill in the blank: One less than 14
is what.

In this question, we’re told that
Michael has made the number 14. He made the number 14 using one ten
and four ones. He’s trying to find one less than
14, and we’re told he can do this by taking away a one. So let’s take away one of Michael’s
four ones. One less than 14 is one ten and
three ones. Now, let’s complete the second
sentence. One less than 14 is what. If one ten and four ones is 14,
then one ten and three ones is 13. Michael made the number 14 using
one ten and four ones. We had to find one less, so we took
away a one. Michael was left with one ten and
three ones. One less than 14 is 13.