# What is a concrete example?

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Nov 21, 2016

A concrete example is an example that can be touched or sensed as opposed to an abstract example which can't be.

#### Explanation:

Let's say that I'm trying to describe addition.

An abstract example of addition is something like this:

*When we add, we're taking the value of one set and increasing it by the value of another set to achieve a sum.*

Now here's a concrete example:

*When we add the numbers 1 and 2, we can take 1 coin to represent the one and 2 coins to represent the 2 and put them together - so we count the coins... 1, 2, 3... 3 coins is the sum of 1 coin added to 2 coins.*