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Basic Subtraction Lesson 6: Number 6

Here's an easy example:

8
-
6
=
2
 
                
-
            
=
    
 
   LimeGreen Box   Chocolate Box   Navy Box   SeaGreen Box   Indigo Box   MediumVioletRed Box   MediumSpringGreen Box   Teal Box  minus     LimeGreen Box   Chocolate Box   Navy Box   SeaGreen Box   Indigo Box   MediumVioletRed Box  equals     MediumSpringGreen Box   Teal 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
 
                            
-
            
=
                
 
   Violet Box   MidnightBlue Box   Orchid Box   DarkGreen Box   Pink Box   YellowGreen Box   Green Box   MediumSeaGreen Box   MediumAquamarine Box   SandyBrown Box   DeepPink Box   Empty Box   DarkGoldenrod Box   Gold Box  minus     Violet Box   MidnightBlue Box   Orchid Box   DarkGreen Box   Pink Box   YellowGreen Box  equals     Green Box   MediumSeaGreen Box   MediumAquamarine Box   SandyBrown Box   DeepPink Box   Empty Box   DarkGoldenrod Box   Gold 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
=
 
                                    
-
            
=
                        
 
   DeepPink Box   Empty Box   DarkGoldenrod Box   Gold Box   BlueViolet Box   Sienna Box   Coral Box   DarkSeaGreen Box   Yellow Box   Blue Box   Olive Box   ForestGreen Box   DarkViolet Box   GreenYellow Box   Brown Box   RosyBrown Box   MediumBlue Box   MediumPurple Box  minus     DeepPink Box   Empty Box   DarkGoldenrod Box   Gold Box   BlueViolet Box   Sienna Box  equals     Coral Box   DarkSeaGreen Box   Yellow Box   Blue Box   Olive Box   ForestGreen Box   DarkViolet Box   GreenYellow Box   Brown Box   RosyBrown Box   MediumBlue Box   MediumPurple 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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