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Basic Subtraction Lesson 5: Number 5

Here's an easy example:

6
-
5
=
1
 
            
-
          
=
  
 
   Navy Box   PowderBlue Box   Maroon Box   Purple Box   DeepSkyBlue Box   HotPink Box  minus     Navy Box   PowderBlue Box   Maroon Box   Purple Box   DeepSkyBlue Box  equals     HotPink 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
 
                      
-
          
=
            
 
   Violet Box   SteelBlue Box   RosyBrown Box   YellowGreen Box   CornflowerBlue Box   OliveDrab Box   CadetBlue Box   Aquamarine Box   DarkSeaGreen Box   SlateBlue Box   RoyalBlue Box  minus     Violet Box   SteelBlue Box   RosyBrown Box   YellowGreen Box   CornflowerBlue Box  equals     OliveDrab Box   CadetBlue Box   Aquamarine Box   DarkSeaGreen Box   SlateBlue Box   RoyalBlue 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
=
 
                              
-
          
=
                    
 
   RoyalBlue Box   Orchid Box   Coral Box   BlueViolet Box   Goldenrod Box   DarkGoldenrod Box   DarkGreen Box   Yellow Box   Peru Box   Fuchsia Box   SaddleBrown Box   DarkKhaki Box   MediumAquamarine Box   DarkCyan Box   DarkOrange Box  minus     RoyalBlue Box   Orchid Box   Coral Box   BlueViolet Box   Goldenrod Box  equals     DarkGoldenrod Box   DarkGreen Box   Yellow Box   Peru Box   Fuchsia Box   SaddleBrown Box   DarkKhaki Box   MediumAquamarine Box   DarkCyan Box   DarkOrange 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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