# Math approaches:

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52 is only two more than 50

27 is two more than 25

50-25=25

I don't think through the first two steps I just see it. So I come to the answer almost as quickly as I look at it.

I actually do Math the first way but I do teach me kids the traditional way. LOL

52-30=22

22+3=25

Larger whole number less the smaller number rounded to the nearest ten and then either add or subtract the difference from the rounding.

3 to 30

20 to 50

(Now at 23)

And then 2 more

Answer= 25

Quoting Chasing3:i solve it like this:

counting on my fingers: 28, 29, 30 (I'm holding up 3 fingers so I don't forget)

then counting in my head: 40, 50 (try to remember 20 here)

then on my fingers again: 51, 52 (now I"m holding up 5 fingers)

SO my answer is 25.

(I should also admit I can't even read through your examples and get it, without very intesne concentration on my part! I just glossed over that part and solved it my own way)!!

Quoting paganbaby:I counted by 10's starting with 27- 37, 47 (that's 20) then 48, 49, 50 , 51, 52 (that's 4) So the answer would be 24.

Edit I meant 5! I Haven't had my coffee yet,lol.

Great minds think alike,lol.

Quoting AshleyLynnW: I figured it out this way too!Quoting paganbaby:I counted by 10's starting with 27- 37, 47 (that's 20) then 48, 49, 50 , 51, 52 (that's 4) So the answer would be 24.

Edit I meant 5! I Haven't had my coffee yet,lol.

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- Chasing3

Bronze Member on Mar. 11, 2014 at 3:53 PMi solve it like this:

counting on my fingers: 28, 29, 30 (I'm holding up 3 fingers so I don't forget)

then counting in my head: 40, 50 (try to remember 20 here)

then on my fingers again: 51, 52 (now I"m holding up 5 fingers)

SO my answer is 25.

(I should also admit I can't even read through your examples and get it, without very intesne concentration on my part! I just glossed over that part and solved it my own way)!!