Subtracting and story problems with the number NINE. Horses run away,… birds pass away,… and kites fly away…. Nuts and plums get eaten,… and marbles get LOST (as usual). That’s how *subtraction* works!

RAY’S NEW PRIMARY ARITHMETIC.

LESSON XXXIII.

9 from 9 leaves 0 5 from 14 leaves 9

1 from 10 leaves 9 9 from 14 leaves 5

9 from 10 leaves 1 6 from 15 leaves 9

2 from 11 leaves 9 9 from 15 leaves 6

9 from 11 leaves 2 7 from 16 leaves 9

3 from 12 leaves 9 9 from 16 leaves 7

9 from 12 leaves 3 8 from 17 leaves 9

4 from 13 leaves 9 9 from 17 leaves 8

9 from 13 leaves 4 9 from 18 leaves 9

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1. Thomas has 10 walnuts: after eating 9, how many will he have left?

*SOLUTION.–Thomas will have left 10 walnuts less 9 walnuts, which is 1 walnut.*

2. I had 11 cents, and spent 9 for a slate: how much had I remaining?

3. Having 12 dollars, I spent 9 for a coat: how much had I then?

4. Anna had 13 birds: 4 of them died: how many had she left?

5. There were 14 horses in a field: but 9 of them got out: how many horses remained?

6. Mary had 15 plums, and gave her brother 6: how many had she then?

7. George had 16 marbles, and lost 9 of them: how many did he then have?

8. A man had 17 horses, and sold 8 of them: how many had he then?

9. I bought a kite for 9 cents, and sold it for 18 cents: how much did I make?

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