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Basic Subtraction Lesson 6: Number 6

Here's an easy example:

8
-
6
=
2
 
                
-
            
=
    
 
   BlueViolet Box   PowderBlue Box   DarkKhaki Box   Tan Box   HotPink Box   Empty Box   MediumVioletRed Box   Violet Box  minus     BlueViolet Box   PowderBlue Box   DarkKhaki Box   Tan Box   HotPink Box   Empty Box  equals     MediumVioletRed Box   Violet 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
 
                            
-
            
=
                
 
   Indigo Box   Aquamarine Box   Wheat Box   SkyBlue Box   SeaGreen Box   RoyalBlue Box   Green Box   DarkSlateBlue Box   Turquoise Box   Blue Box   Teal Box   Purple Box   Pink Box   MediumSeaGreen Box  minus     Indigo Box   Aquamarine Box   Wheat Box   SkyBlue Box   SeaGreen Box   RoyalBlue Box  equals     Green Box   DarkSlateBlue Box   Turquoise Box   Blue Box   Teal Box   Purple Box   Pink Box   MediumSeaGreen 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
=
 
                                    
-
            
=
                        
 
   Teal Box   Purple Box   Pink Box   MediumSeaGreen Box   Khaki Box   DarkOrchid Box   SpringGreen Box   Peru Box   Aqua Box   SlateBlue Box   Orchid Box   OliveDrab Box   Gold Box   YellowGreen Box   CornflowerBlue Box   LawnGreen Box   Plum Box   DarkGoldenrod Box  minus     Teal Box   Purple Box   Pink Box   MediumSeaGreen Box   Khaki Box   DarkOrchid Box  equals     SpringGreen Box   Peru Box   Aqua Box   SlateBlue Box   Orchid Box   OliveDrab Box   Gold Box   YellowGreen Box   CornflowerBlue Box   LawnGreen Box   Plum Box   DarkGoldenrod 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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