Let us say that you had 5 cherries:
And you gave 2 cherries to your friend. How many cherries would you now have?
In math we write the above like this:
So, the answer is 3.
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|You can also use the digits of your hands to solve subtraction problems. Count the digits of your hand. Since each palm has five fingers, and each finger has 3 digits, and using your thumb, you can count up to 12 on each palm.|
Now, to subtract 2 from 4, count 4 digits with your thumb. Then, to subtract 2, count back. Now, your thumb should be on the 2nd digit of your first finger. Therefore, the answer is 2.
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