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Basic Subtraction Lesson 6: Number 6

Here's an easy example:

8
-
6
=
2
 
                
-
            
=
    
 
   DodgerBlue Box   Maroon Box   MediumSeaGreen Box   Peru Box   Indigo Box   MediumTurquoise Box   Tan Box   Goldenrod Box  minus     DodgerBlue Box   Maroon Box   MediumSeaGreen Box   Peru Box   Indigo Box   MediumTurquoise Box  equals     Tan Box   Goldenrod 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
 
                            
-
            
=
                
 
   Olive Box   Aqua Box   Cyan Box   MediumPurple Box   Chocolate Box   LawnGreen Box   Orchid Box   Chartreuse Box   SeaGreen Box   Pink Box   GreenYellow Box   MediumSlateBlue Box   SteelBlue Box   Magenta Box  minus     Olive Box   Aqua Box   Cyan Box   MediumPurple Box   Chocolate Box   LawnGreen Box  equals     Orchid Box   Chartreuse Box   SeaGreen Box   Pink Box   GreenYellow Box   MediumSlateBlue Box   SteelBlue Box   Magenta 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
=
 
                                    
-
            
=
                        
 
   GreenYellow Box   MediumSlateBlue Box   SteelBlue Box   Magenta Box   Gold Box   MidnightBlue Box   DarkOliveGreen Box   Brown Box   MediumBlue Box   DarkKhaki Box   Khaki Box   SkyBlue Box   DarkViolet Box   DeepPink Box   Fuchsia Box   RosyBrown Box   DarkGoldenrod Box   OliveDrab Box  minus     GreenYellow Box   MediumSlateBlue Box   SteelBlue Box   Magenta Box   Gold Box   MidnightBlue Box  equals     DarkOliveGreen Box   Brown Box   MediumBlue Box   DarkKhaki Box   Khaki Box   SkyBlue Box   DarkViolet Box   DeepPink Box   Fuchsia Box   RosyBrown Box   DarkGoldenrod Box   OliveDrab 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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