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### Representation of 2-digit Number Using the Blocks:

A 2-digit number has a tens place and a one place.

Here the ones place is represented as one block and the tens place is represented as a combination of 10 blocks as shown below:

1 ten is represented as:

1 one is represented as:

Also, 10 ones combine to make 1 ten:

Q: Represent the number 27 using a place value block.

Answer: The number 27 can be written as 2 tens and 7 ones.

Q: Represent the number 43 using a place value block.

Answer: The number 43 can be written as 4 tens and 3 ones.

### The Sum of a 2-digit Number Using the Blocks:

Using the blocks let us find the sum of 2-digit numbers by just adding tens blocks and ones blocks separately with the given example below:

Q: Find the sum of 44 + 31.

Further it is equal to:

Now let’s, find the sum of the 2-digit number by regrouping.

### Activity:

Sam has 51 pencils. His brother Ron has 36 pencils. How many pencils do they have in all? Use place value blocks to help yourself solve. Show your place-value blocks.

### Exercise

1. Find the sum of the following questions with the help of the blocks.

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4. Richard scored 88 runs in the first match and 62 in the second match in the inter-school games. Find the total number of runs scored by him in the two matches.

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