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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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The Common School Arithmetic: Combining Analysis and Synthesis; Adapted to ...

James Stewart Eaton - Arithmetic - 1864 - 312 pages
...marbles, lost 7 of them ; how many had he left? 49. The sign of subtraction, — , called minus, signifies that the number after it is to be taken from the number before it ; thus, 7 — 4 = 3, ie seven minus four, or seven diminished by four, equals three. 3. How many are...
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An Intellectual Arithmetic: Upon the Inductive Method

James Stewart Eaton - Arithmetic - 1868 - 176 pages
...five, or three and two are five. 9. The sign of subtraction, — , called minus or less, signifies that the number after it is to be' taken from the number before it ; thus, 7 — 4=3; that is, seven minus four, or seven less four, equals three. 10. The sign of multiplication,...
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The Elements of Written Arithmetic: Combining Analysis and Synthesis ...

James Stewart Eaton - Arithmetic - 1868 - 188 pages
...them; how many marbles has he now ? 43. The sign of subtraction, — , called minus or less, signifies that the number after it is to be taken from the number before it ; thus, 7 — 4 = 3 ; that is, seven minus four, or seven less four, equals three. Ex. 13. How many...
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New Rudiments of Arithmetic: Combining Mental and Slate Exercises for ...

James Bates Thomson - Arithmetic - 1872 - 224 pages
...denoted ? By a short horizontal line, called minus (— ). When placed between two numbers, this sign shows that the number after it is to be taken from the one before it. Thus, 6 — 4, shows that 4 is to be taken from 6, and is read " 6 minus 4," or " 6...
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The Common School Arithmetic: Combining Analysis and Synthesis; Adapted to ...

James Stewart Eaton - 1873
...of them ; how many had he left? 49. The sign of subtraction, — , called minus, signifies that v.he number after it is to be taken from the number before it ; ;hus, 7 — 4 = 3, ie seven minus four, or seven diminished by four, equals three. 3. How many are...
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Intellectual Arithmetic

James Stewart Eaton - Arithmetic - 1877
...five, or three and two are five. 9. The sign of subtraction, — , called minus or less, signifies that the number after it is to be taken from the number before it ; thus, 7 — 4 = 3; that is, seven minus four, or seven less four, equals three. 10. The sign of multiplication,...
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An Intellectual Arithmetic, Upon the Inductive Method: With an Introduction ...

James Stewart Eaton - Arithmetic - 1878 - 176 pages
...five, or three and two are five. 9. The sign of subtraction, — , called minus or less, signifies that the number after it is to be taken from the number before it ; thus, 7 — 4 = 3; that is, seven minus four, or seven less four, equals three. 10. The sign of multiplication,...
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Illustrated Table-book; Or, Juvenile Arithmetic, Containing Oral and Slate ...

James Bates Thomson - Arithmetic - 1878 - 128 pages
...denoted t By a short horixontal line, (—) called minus. "When placed between two numbers, this sign shows that the number after it is to be taken from the one before it. Thus, 5 — 3 shows that 3 ia to be taken from 5, and is read " 5 minus 3." NOTE. —...
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Bradbury's Eaton's Practical Arithmetic ...

William Frothingham Bradbury - 1879 - 374 pages
...result is called the Difference or Remainder. 4ft The sign of subtraction, — , called minus, signifies that the number after it is to be taken from the number before it ; thus, 7 — 4 = 3, that is, seven minus four, or seven diminished by four, equals three. 47. Oral...
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Illustrated Table-book, Or, Juvenile Arithmetic

James Bates Thomson - Arithmetic - 1879
...denoted ? By a short horizontal line, (— ) called minus. When placed between two numbers, this sign shows that the number after it is to be taken from the one before its Thus, 5 — 3 shows that 3 is to be taken from 5, and is read " 5 minus 3." NOTE. —...
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