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Basic Subtraction Lesson 6: Number 6

Here's an easy example:

8
-
6
=
2
 
                
-
            
=
    
 
   SeaGreen Box   Tan Box   Peru Box   MediumTurquoise Box   Fuchsia Box   LimeGreen Box   MediumOrchid Box   Turquoise Box  minus     SeaGreen Box   Tan Box   Peru Box   MediumTurquoise Box   Fuchsia Box   LimeGreen Box  equals     MediumOrchid Box   Turquoise 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
 
                            
-
            
=
                
 
   DarkViolet Box   Gold Box   MediumVioletRed Box   Aqua Box   DarkKhaki Box   Wheat Box   SkyBlue Box   DeepSkyBlue Box   Thistle Box   Magenta Box   Khaki Box   MediumBlue Box   MediumSpringGreen Box   OliveDrab Box  minus     DarkViolet Box   Gold Box   MediumVioletRed Box   Aqua Box   DarkKhaki Box   Wheat Box  equals     SkyBlue Box   DeepSkyBlue Box   Thistle Box   Magenta Box   Khaki Box   MediumBlue Box   MediumSpringGreen Box   OliveDrab 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
=
 
                                    
-
            
=
                        
 
   Khaki Box   MediumBlue Box   MediumSpringGreen Box   OliveDrab Box   Empty Box   Lavender Box   Violet Box   ForestGreen Box   Chocolate Box   CadetBlue Box   DarkBlue Box   DarkMagenta Box   DarkOrchid Box   DarkOliveGreen Box   YellowGreen Box   Purple Box   Orchid Box   DarkGreen Box  minus     Khaki Box   MediumBlue Box   MediumSpringGreen Box   OliveDrab Box   Empty Box   Lavender Box  equals     Violet Box   ForestGreen Box   Chocolate Box   CadetBlue Box   DarkBlue Box   DarkMagenta Box   DarkOrchid Box   DarkOliveGreen Box   YellowGreen Box   Purple Box   Orchid Box   DarkGreen 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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