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Basic Subtraction Lesson 6: Number 6

Here's an easy example:

8
-
6
=
2
 
                
-
            
=
    
 
   MediumTurquoise Box   MediumBlue Box   RosyBrown Box   Magenta Box   SandyBrown Box   LawnGreen Box   YellowGreen Box   Fuchsia Box  minus     MediumTurquoise Box   MediumBlue Box   RosyBrown Box   Magenta Box   SandyBrown Box   LawnGreen Box  equals     YellowGreen Box   Fuchsia 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
 
                            
-
            
=
                
 
   Sienna Box   MediumOrchid Box   MediumSeaGreen Box   MediumSpringGreen Box   Purple Box   CornflowerBlue Box   Olive Box   Blue Box   MediumAquamarine Box   HotPink Box   Green Box   Aquamarine Box   LimeGreen Box   Thistle Box  minus     Sienna Box   MediumOrchid Box   MediumSeaGreen Box   MediumSpringGreen Box   Purple Box   CornflowerBlue Box  equals     Olive Box   Blue Box   MediumAquamarine Box   HotPink Box   Green Box   Aquamarine Box   LimeGreen Box   Thistle 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
=
 
                                    
-
            
=
                        
 
   Green Box   Aquamarine Box   LimeGreen Box   Thistle Box   Violet Box   Lavender Box   Tan Box   SteelBlue Box   DarkCyan Box   GreenYellow Box   Teal Box   Plum Box   Maroon Box   DodgerBlue Box   DeepPink Box   Coral Box   DarkBlue Box   Navy Box  minus     Green Box   Aquamarine Box   LimeGreen Box   Thistle Box   Violet Box   Lavender Box  equals     Tan Box   SteelBlue Box   DarkCyan Box   GreenYellow Box   Teal Box   Plum Box   Maroon Box   DodgerBlue Box   DeepPink Box   Coral Box   DarkBlue Box   Navy 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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