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Algebra
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use the picture to help you complete the addition sentences. write the sum these are the pictures.

2 squares          1 circle                      then 2 triangle 

3circle             2 triangle                 3 squares

_____a square + ___a square =____a square in all

_____ a circle +_____a circle = ____ a circle in all

Sep 24th, 2015

Thank you for the opportunity to help you with your question!

Hi ! this is an odd question.   Maybe you are just supposed to add up the shapes?  So 2 squares + 3 squares = 5 squares in all.   Then  also 1 circle + 3 circles = 4 circles in all.

Please let me know if you need any clarification. I'm always happy to answer your questions.
Sep 24th, 2015

thanks so much i was here going crazy and it is odd question but what about the triangle?

Sep 24th, 2015

I think the triangles are just put there for background. Similar as when in word problems in math you are always given extra unneeded information. In that type of problem half the challenge is to rule out unnecessary information.  So glad I helped you!

Sep 24th, 2015

oh ok thank u again have a great day..

Sep 24th, 2015

Thanks, you too !

Sep 24th, 2015

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