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RAY’S NEW PRIMARY ARITHMETIC.

LESSON XXV.

1 from 1 leaves 0 1 from 6 leaves 5

1 from 2 leaves 1 6 from 7 leaves 1

2 from 3 leaves 1 1 from 7 leaves 6

1 from 3 leaves 2 7 from 8 leaves 1

3 from 4 leaves 1 1 from 8 leaves 7

1 from 4 leaves 3 8 from 9 leaves 1

4 from 5 leaves 1 1 from 9 leaves 8

1 from 5 leaves 4 9 from 10 leaves 1

5 from 6 leaves 1 1 from 10 leaves 9

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1. Mary had 3 roses, and she gave 2 of them to Henry: how many had she left?

*SOLUTION.–Mary had left 3 roses less 2 roses, which is 1 rose.*

2. If 1 melon be taken from 4 melons,how many melons will remain?

3. If you have 5 nuts, and give away 4 of them, how many will you then have?

4. Thomas had 6 pigeons, but one of them dies: how many were left?

5. Charles had 7 marbles, and lost 6 of them: how many marbles had he left?

6. Alice had 8 chickens, and 1 was killed: how many had she then?

7. Jane had 9 cents, and spent 8 cents: how many cents had she left?

8. If you take 9 apples from 10 apples, how many will remain?

9. Ella had 10 plums, and she gave 1 to her sister: how many plums had she left?

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