**Definition of Number Sentence**

- A Number Sentence represents an equation that includes numbers and operation symbols like addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

**More about Number Sentence**

- A number sentence can also be represented by using inequality symbols like <,>.

**Examples of Number Sentence **

- If there are 5 candies and the cost of each candy is 12 cents, then the cost of 5 candies in the form of a number sentence is written as:

5 × 12 = 60, i.e. the cost of 5 candies = 60 cents. - The cost of 1 apple is $2 and the cost of 7 apples is $14. So, the number sentence that represents the situation is 7 × 2 = 14.

**Solved Example on Number Sentence**

Which of the given number sentences is true?

Choices:

A. 40 + 20 <>

B. 8 × 4 = 22

C. 40 - 20 = 18

D. 40 ÷ 8 = 15

Correct Answer: A

Solution:

Step 1:An inequality also represents a number sentence. So,

40 + 20 < 80="">

60 < 80="" is="">

Step 2:8 × 4 = 32 but the number sentence given 8 × 4 = 22 is not true.

Step 3:40 - 20 = 20 but not 18 and hence the number sentence 40 - 20 = 18 is not true.

Step 4:40 ÷ 8 = 5 but not 15 and hence the number sentence 40 ÷ 8 = 15 is also not true.

Step 5:Hence the number sentence 40 + 20 < 80="" is="">

**Related Terms for Number Sentence**

- Equality
- Equation
- Greater Than
- Inequality
- Less Than
- Operation