Subtraction problems with the number FOUR; story problems that include birds in a cage,… ducks in a pond,… and a boy who is in BIG trouble!

SUBTRACTION.

LESSON XXVIII.

4 from 4 leaves 0 4 from 9 leaves 5

1 from 5 leaves 4 6 from 10 leaves 4

4 from 5 leaves 1 4 from 10 leaves 6

2 from 6 leaves 4 7 from 11 leaves 4

4 from 6 leaves 2 4 from 11 leaves 7

3 from 7 leaves 4 8 from 12 leaves 4

4 from 7 leaves 3 4 from 12 leaves 8

4 from 8 leaves 4 9 from 13 leaves 4

5 from 9 leaves 4 4 from 13 leaves 9

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1. Henry has 5 apples: if he eat 4 of them, how many will he have left?

*SOLUTION.–Henry will have left 5 apples less 4 apples, which is 1 apple.*

2. Eliza had 6 birds in a cage: she let 2 of them out: how many were left?

3. There were 7 ducks in a pond: 4 flew away: how many were left?

4. There are 8 beans in a row: if you take 4 of them away, how many will remain?

5. A window contained 9 panes of glass: a boy broke 5: how many were not broken?

6. There were 10 trees standing in a field: a storm blew down 4: how many remained?

7. Oliver is 4 years old, and Jane is 11: how much older is Jane than Oliver?

8. If 8 oranges be taken from 12 oranges, how many will remain?

9. A hen had 13 chickens, and 4 of them died: how many remained alive?

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