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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