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# Sometimes using the same words in a slightly different way can change their meaning. Read and compare the two situations below. Situation 1: Myra has 15 marbles. This is ten less than Dahlia. Situation 2: Myra has 15 marbles. Dahlia has ten less than Myra. a. For each situation, draw a picture to represent the marbles each girl has. What is the difference between the problems? b. In which problem does Myra have more marbles than Dahlia? c. How many marbles does Dahlia have in Situation 1 above? How many does she have in Situation 2?

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#### a.

$\textbf{Situation $1$}$

$\text{Myra has $15$ marbles.}$

$\text{Dahlia has $15+10=25$ marbles.}$

$\textbf{Situation $2$}$

$\text{Myra has $15$ marbles.}$

$\text{Dahlia has 15-10=5 marbles.}$

#### b.

$\text{In problem ${\color{#c34632}2}$, Myra has more marbles than Dahlia.}$

#### c.

$\text{Dahlia has $25$ marbles in situation $1$.}$

$\text{Dahlia has 5 marbles in situation 2.}$

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