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" SIGN. A short horizontal line, — , is the sign of subtraction. It is usually read minus, which is a Latin word signifying less. It shows that the number after it is to be taken from the number before it. "
Primary Arithmetic, Or, Mental Operations in Numbers: Being an Introduction ... - Page 84
by Daniel Adams - 1848 - 180 pages
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Arithmetick Theoretically and Practically Illustrated

B. M. Tyler - Arithmetic - 1827 - 287 pages
...•169'007. Ans. 1'056. A short horizontal line thus — is used as a sign of subtraction, and denotes that the number after it, is to be taken from the number before it ; thus, 1 2 — 8 =4, and is read, 12 minus 8 equals 4 ; or, 8 subtracted from 12 equals 4; the word...
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Pike's System of Arithmetick Abridged: Designed to Facilitate the Study of ...

Nicolas Pike, Dudley Leavitt - Arithmetic - 1827 - 201 pages
...or 5 plus 7, is equal to 12. — A short horizontal line is a sign of Subtraction. It shows that die number after it, is to be taken from the number before it. Example, 12 — 7=5, is read thus, 12 less 7, or 12 minus 7, is equal to 5. X Two short lines crossing...
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Adams's New Arithmetic: Arithmetic, in which the Principles of Operating by ...

Daniel Adams - Arithmetic - 1828 - 264 pages
...— , is the sign of subtraction. It is usually read minus, which is a Latin word signifying less. It shows that the number after it is to be taken from the number before it. Thus, 8 — 3 ;= 5, is read 8 minus or less 3 is equal to 5 ; or, 3 from 8 leaves 5. The latter expression...
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Adams's New Arithmetic: Arithmetic, in which the Principles of Operating by ...

Daniel Adams - Arithmetic - 1828 - 264 pages
...— , is the sign of subtraction. It is usually read minus, which is a Latin word signifying less. It shows that the number after it is to be taken from the number before it. Thus, 8 — 3 = 5, is read 8 mimis or less 3 is equal to 5 ; or, 3 from 8 leaves 5. The latter expression...
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Adams's New Arithmetic: Arithmetic, in which the Principles of Operating by ...

Daniel Adams - Arithmetic - 1830 - 264 pages
...— , is the sign of subtraction. It is usually read minus, which is a Latin word signifying less. It shows that the number after it is to be taken from the number before it. Thus, 8 — 3 — 5, is read 8 minus or less 3 is equal to 5 ; or, 3 from 8 leaves 5. The latter expression...
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Adams's New Arithmetic: Arithmetic, in which the Principles of Operating by ...

Daniel Adams - Arithmetic - 1830 - 264 pages
...— , is the sign of subtraction. It is usually read minus, which is a Latin word signifying less. It shows that the number after it is to be taken from the number before it. Thus, 8 — 3 r= 5, is read 8 mimis or less 3 is equal to 5 ; or, 3 from 8 leaves 5. The latter expression...
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Adam's New Arithmetic: Arithmetic, in which the Principles of Operating by ...

Daniel Adams - Arithmetic - 1831 - 264 pages
...— , is the sign of subtraction. It is usually read minus, which is a Latin word signifying less. It shows that the number after it is to be taken from the number before it. Thus, 8 — 3 = 5, is read 8 minus or less 3 is equal to 5 ; or, 3 from 8 leaves 5. The latter expression...
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Adam's New Arithmetic: Arithmetic, in which the Principles of Operating by ...

Daniel Adams - Arithmetic - 1833 - 264 pages
...— , is the sign of subtraction. It is usually read minus, which is a Latin word signifying less. It shows that the number after it is to be taken from the number before it. Thus, 8 — 3 = 5, is read 8 minus or less 3 is equal to 5 ; or, 3 from 8 leaves 5. The latter expression...
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Arithmetic, in which the Principles of Operating by Numbers are Analytically ...

Daniel Adams - Arithmetic - 1839 - 264 pages
...— , is the sign of subtraction. It is usually read minus, which is a Latin word signifying less. It shows that the number after it is to be taken from the number before it. Thus, 8 — 3 = 5, is read 8 minus or less 3 is equal to 5 ; or, 3 from 8 leaves 5. The latter expression...
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Complete Schoolmaster's Assistant: Being a Plain Comprehensive System of ...

1839
...— , is the sign of subtraction ; it is usually read minus, which is a Latin word signifying less. It shows that the number after it is to be taken from the number before it ; thus, 6—2=4, read 6'less 2 is equal to 4, or 2 subtracted from 6 leaves 4. .w N *\ equal to 1 dollar....
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