In the Column method, the numbers to be added or subtracted are set out above one another in columns.

Let’s learn about it with the help of an example -

**Step 1** – Arrange the numbers above one another in columns.

**Step 2** – Start adding numbers from the left side, i.e., ‘ones’ to the last column, i.e., ‘hundreds’.

6 ones + 5 ones = 11 ones

We can regroup 11 ones into 1 ten and 1 ones.

**Can we change the order of numbers to be added?**

In addition, the order of the numbers to be added doesn’t matter. The order would not change the answer.

For example, 5 + 2 = 7

If we change the order of the numbers to 2 + 5, we will still get 7 as the answer.

**Let's try a question.**

One mango tree has 127 mangoes. Another has 185 mangoes. How many mangoes are there altogether?

**Explanation**-

Number of mangoes on one Tree = 127

Number of mangoes on another tree = 185

Total number of mangoes = 127 + 185

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