Comparison Word Problems

Wow! You've gotten really good at comparing numbers! π

Do you remember the symbols for comparison?Β

Here they are:

> Greater than

< Less than

= Equal to

Let's use comparison in some **word problems** now. π€

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When solving a **comparison word problem**, follow these steps:

STEP 1:Read the problem carefully.Β

STEP 2:Look for the numbers you need to compare.

STEP 3:Compare the numbers to find your answer!

OnThursday, Sean read5chapters for his test. OnFriday, he read4chapters. On which day did Sean read more chapters?

What's the first step?

STEP 1:Read the problem carefully.Β

What do you need to do? π€

π You need to find out when Sean read** more** chapters.Β

In other words, you need to find the **greater number.**

STEP 2:Look for the numbers you need to compare.

Which numbers do you need to compare here?Β

You got it!Β

π You're comparing** 5 and 4**.

STEP 3:Compare the numbers to find your answer.

Is 5 **greater than, less than **or **equal** to 4? π€

That's right!

5 isgreater than4.

5 > 4

What does this tell you?

Sean finished more chapters onThursday.

π Tip: If you can't remember what day Sean read 5 chapters, look back at the problem.

You did it! Great job. π

Let's try one more.

For a school exhibition,Group Amade26posters andGroup Bmade35posters. Which group made fewer posters?

Do you remember the first step? πΒ

STEP 1:Read the problem carefully.

What do you need to do?

Correct! π You need to find the** smaller number**.

STEP 2:Look for the numbers you need to compare.Β

Which numbers do you need to compare?

Perfect! π** 26 and 35**.

STEP 3:Compare the numbers to find your answer.Β

Let's do it! π€

Is 26 **greater than, less than **or **equal** ** to** 35?

Great job! π

26 < 35

So, what is the answer to the question?

Group Amade fewer posters.

Awesome!

Now solve some comparison word problems on your own.Β

You can start practice!

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