# Choose Numbers with a Given Difference

Consider the subtraction sentence:

___ – ___ = 5

From the numbers 45, 25, 40, and 15, let's find the suitable numbers to complete the subtraction sentence.

To find the missing numbers, let’s consider all the possible combinations and check which one gives the difference 5.

Numbers |
Difference |

45 and 25 |
45 – 25 = 20 |

45 and 40 |
45 – 40 = 5 |

45 and 15 |
45 – 15 = 30 |

25 and 40 |
40 – 25 = 15 |

25 and 15 |
25 – 15 = 10 |

40 and 15 |
40 – 15 = 25 |

Of the possible combinations, 40 when subtracted from 45 gives the difference 5.

45 – 40 = 5

So, 45 and 40 are the missing numbers.

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### Help

The correct answer is

##### Remember :

The smallest number is the one that comes first while counting.

##### Solution :

To arrange the given numbers in order from smallest to greatest, find the smallest number among all the given numbers.

21,27,23

21 is the smallest number.