# Lesson XXVI

Subtracting with the number TWO, and story problems, too.  Here, we really DO compare apples and oranges! (and marbles… and chickens… and birds… and mice.)

SUBTRACTION.

LESSON XXVI.

2  from  2  leaves  0               5  from  7  leaves  2

2  from  3  leaves  1               2  from  8  leaves  6

1  from  3  leaves  2               6  from  8  leaves  2

2  from  4  leaves  2               2  from  9  leaves  7

2  from  5  leaves  3               7  from  9  leaves  2

3  from  5  leaves  2               2  from  10  leaves  8

2  from  6  leaves  4               8  from  10  leaves  2

4  from  6  leaves  2               2  from  11  leaves  9

2  from  7  leaves  5               9  from  11  leaves  2

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1. Frank had  3  apples, and gave  1  to his brother: how many had he left?

SOLUTION.–Frank had left  3  apples less  1  apple, which are  2  apples.

2. William had  4  cents: after spending  2  cents for nuts, how many had he left?

3. There were  5  birds in a tree: after  2  of them flew away, how many were left?

4.  Daniel caught  6  mice, but  2  of them got away: how many were left?

5. Francis bought  7  oranges, and ate  2  of them: how many had he then?

6. John had  8  marbles, but he lost  2  of them: how many remained?

7. A hen had  9  chickens, but  2  of them died: how many were left?

8. Margaret had  10  cakes, and gave  8  of them to her sister: how many had she left?

9. If  2  yards be taken from  11  yards, how many will remain?

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