
Method:
Example: The first number 5 is called subtrahend and 3 is called the minuend. We need to start counting after 3 till we reach 5. When we start counting after 3 that is 4,5, hence it takes 2 numbers after 3 to reach 5. Answer: 2
Alternate Method  Using symbols or patterns Directions: Subtract the following. Write subtraction facts for 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and 10 