What is a concrete example?

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Nov 21, 2016

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

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

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.

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