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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