Lesson XXVII

Subtracting with the number THREE.  Story problems with lemons and oranges,… and some regrettable calamities that brought about the untimely demise of certain ducks and chickens!  (Also,… how many passengers got off that carriage?)


RAY’S NEW PRIMARY ARITHMETIC.

LESSON XXVII.

3  from  3  leaves  0               5  from  8  leaves  3

3  from  4  leaves  1               3  from 9  leaves  6

1  from  4  leaves  3               6  from  9  leaves  3

3  from  5  leaves  2               3  from  10  leaves  7

2  from  5  leaves 3               7  from  10  leaves  3

3  from  6  leaves  3               3  from  11  leaves  8

3  from  7  leaves  4               8  from  11  leaves  3

4  from  7  leaves  3               3  from  12  leaves  9

3  from  8  leaves  5               9  from  12  leaves  3

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1. Mary had  4  oranges; after eating  3,  how many did she have left?

SOLUTION.–Mary had left  4  oranges less  3  oranges, which is  1  orange.

2. Lucy had  5  ducks, but  2  of them died: how many had she then?

3. Six persons are in a carriage: if  3  of them get out, how many will remain?

4. Cora had  7  pins, and lost  4  of them: how many pins did she then have?

5. Francis had  8  cents, and spent  3  of them: how many cents had he left?

6. A hen had  9  chickens, but a hawk carried off  6  of them: how many were left?

7. John had  10  lemons, and gave  3  to a poor sick boy: how many had he left?

8. If  8  be taken from  11,  how many will remain?

9. Eliza had  12  cents, and spent  3  cents: how many cents had she left?

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