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# Rosa has socks in a drawer.how many more gray socks are there than white socks? 8 gray socks and 5 white socks

this is a first grade math question im confuse . rosa has socks in a drawer.how many more gray socks are there than white socks? there are 8 gray socks and 5 white sock is the anwser 3 or 8 for me is 3 can someone explain me? thanks.and if im correct or wrong. i just dont want to confuse my girl she says its 8.

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## 4 Answers to "Rosa has socks in a drawer.how many more gray socks are there than white socks? 8 gray socks and 5 white socks"

1. Posted by Dec 20th, 2011 at 6:03PM

Three if talking single socks, six if you are talking pairs.

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2. Posted by Dec 20th, 2011 at 4:14PM

are you talking pairs or single socks?

single socks =3
pairs = 6

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3. Posted by Dec 20th, 2011 at 3:16PM

8-5=3

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4. Posted by Dec 20th, 2011 at 3:12PM

Being that she is 8, I would say the answer is 3. If this was a mind bending question for an older student, it may be a trick with the answer 8.

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