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Basic Subtraction Lesson 6: Number 6

Here's an easy example:

8
-
6
=
2
 
                
-
            
=
    
 
   Thistle Box   Tan Box   MediumSpringGreen Box   SeaGreen Box   MediumSlateBlue Box   DeepPink Box   Navy Box   Empty Box  minus     Thistle Box   Tan Box   MediumSpringGreen Box   SeaGreen Box   MediumSlateBlue Box   DeepPink Box  equals     Navy Box   Empty Box

We start with eight boxes, take away six boxes, and now have two boxes. We take away six boxes from our eight boxes to get two boxes.


Here's another example:

14
-
6
=
8
 
                            
-
            
=
                
 
   Aqua Box   Khaki Box   DarkCyan Box   LawnGreen Box   DeepSkyBlue Box   Cyan Box   BlueViolet Box   MediumPurple Box   MediumVioletRed Box   Olive Box   OliveDrab Box   DarkViolet Box   ForestGreen Box   DarkMagenta Box  minus     Aqua Box   Khaki Box   DarkCyan Box   LawnGreen Box   DeepSkyBlue Box   Cyan Box  equals     BlueViolet Box   MediumPurple Box   MediumVioletRed Box   Olive Box   OliveDrab Box   DarkViolet Box   ForestGreen Box   DarkMagenta Box

We start with fourteen boxes, take away six boxes, and now have eight boxes. We take away six boxes from our fourteen boxes to get eight boxes.


Try this problem.

18
-
6
=
 
                                    
-
            
=
                        
 
   OliveDrab Box   DarkViolet Box   ForestGreen Box   DarkMagenta Box   Blue Box   Pink Box   Purple Box   MidnightBlue Box   DarkKhaki Box   Peru Box   Indigo Box   CornflowerBlue Box   DarkSlateBlue Box   DarkGreen Box   Fuchsia Box   MediumAquamarine Box   DarkOrange Box   BurlyWood Box  minus     OliveDrab Box   DarkViolet Box   ForestGreen Box   DarkMagenta Box   Blue Box   Pink Box  equals     Purple Box   MidnightBlue Box   DarkKhaki Box   Peru Box   Indigo Box   CornflowerBlue Box   DarkSlateBlue Box   DarkGreen Box   Fuchsia Box   MediumAquamarine Box   DarkOrange Box   BurlyWood Box

We start with eighteen boxes, take away six boxes, and now have twelve boxes.


In order to do basic subtraction, you must memorize some equations but fear not: FoxyMath will help you! When you are finished with this lesson, you will know the following equations:

  6 - 6 =   0
  7 - 6 =   1
  8 - 6 =   2
  9 - 6 =   3
10 - 6 =   4
11 - 6 =   5
12 - 6 =   6
13 - 6 =   7
14 - 6 =   8
15 - 6 =   9
16 - 6 = 10
17 - 6 = 11
18 - 6 = 12


The following exercise will help you learn the above equations and what they mean. Please take your time: take whatever time you need to learn the material.

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