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Basic Subtraction Lesson 5: Number 5

Here's an easy example:

6
-
5
=
1
 
            
-
          
=
  
 
   MediumSpringGreen Box   Wheat Box   RosyBrown Box   MediumPurple Box   Lavender Box   BlueViolet Box  minus     MediumSpringGreen Box   Wheat Box   RosyBrown Box   MediumPurple Box   Lavender Box  equals     BlueViolet Box

We start with six boxes, take away five boxes, and now have one box. We take away five boxes from our six boxes to get one box.


Here's another example:

11
-
5
=
6
 
                      
-
          
=
            
 
   MediumTurquoise Box   DarkBlue Box   LawnGreen Box   OliveDrab Box   DeepPink Box   DeepSkyBlue Box   DarkGoldenrod Box   DarkOrange Box   DarkViolet Box   RoyalBlue Box   LimeGreen Box  minus     MediumTurquoise Box   DarkBlue Box   LawnGreen Box   OliveDrab Box   DeepPink Box  equals     DeepSkyBlue Box   DarkGoldenrod Box   DarkOrange Box   DarkViolet Box   RoyalBlue Box   LimeGreen Box

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


Try this problem.

15
-
5
=
 
                              
-
          
=
                    
 
   LimeGreen Box   Empty Box   SeaGreen Box   DarkOrchid Box   SlateBlue Box   Goldenrod Box   YellowGreen Box   Khaki Box   Yellow Box   Brown Box   Pink Box   Orchid Box   CornflowerBlue Box   Blue Box   Teal Box  minus     LimeGreen Box   Empty Box   SeaGreen Box   DarkOrchid Box   SlateBlue Box  equals     Goldenrod Box   YellowGreen Box   Khaki Box   Yellow Box   Brown Box   Pink Box   Orchid Box   CornflowerBlue Box   Blue Box   Teal Box

We start with fifteen boxes, take away five boxes, and now have ten 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:

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