Word Problem: Valerie has 6 pencils. Her friend Sam has 3 pencils less than Valerie. How many pen...

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Word Problem: Valerie has 6 pencils. Her friend Sam has 3 pencils less than Valerie. How many pencils does Sam have? by Mind Map: Word Problem: Valerie has 6 pencils. Her friend Sam has 3 pencils less than Valerie. How many pencils does Sam have?

1. Step 1: Put Valerie's 6 pencils in one group and then put Sam's 3 Pencils in another group.

2. Step 2: First Lets take away 3 pencils from Valerie's group.

3. Step 3: Lets set up this equation 6-3=

4. Step 4: The final answer is 3 which means Sam has 3 less pencils than Valerie.