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1-57.

Which is greater: three sets of $(5−2)$ or two sets of $(2+3)$? Draw diagrams to support your conclusion.

Simplify each expression and compare the results.

Think: for your diagram, is there any way to draw a grouping of numbers to represent the figures?

Two sets of $(2+3)$ is greater than three sets of $(5−2)$.

$3(5 − 2) = 9$
$2(2 + 3) = 10$

$9 < 10$