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Aug25

Learn How to Subtract with Examples

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In this post, we are going to learn how to subtract.

First things first, we are going to learn exactly what subtraction is.

Subtraction is taking away a certain amount from another amount that we already have.

Some examples of how to subtract:

If we have 5 purple balls in a box, and we take out 2 of these balls, there are 3 balls left in the box. This is:

5 – 2 = 3

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Here’s another example of subtraction: If we have 7 cakes and we eat 1 of them, how many cakes are we left with?

7 – 1 = 6

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Now, we’re going to learn how to subtract with our fingers. If we use 9 fingers—5 on one hand and 4 on the other— and we want to subtract 5 fingers, how many fingers are left? We need to hide the 5 fingers on one hand and count the ones that are left on the other. We’re left with 4 fingers. So:

9 – 5 = 4

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