Project Math Access DVD 02 - Abacus- Part 02
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Audio Description: Part two; abacus logic method; subtraction.
PETER: The next one is a subtraction problem. and it's 167 - 86. So you will set 167 all the way to the right. On the abacus, to the extreme right... 167. And you want to subtract 86. So... l will... first go to the tens place... column and we can't subtract 80 directly so we'll have to go to the left and subtract 100.
TEACHER: To make it simpler, say "Can I take 10 away"?
PETER: Yeah, can ltake 10 away, and I can...
TEACHER: in the column directly to the left.
PETER: So I'll take it away and that is 2 too many. so I'll add 2
TEACHER: To the 10's column
PETER: To the 10's column, and now my abacus reads 87. And I want to subtract 6 from the 1's column which I can do directly.
PETER: So now the final answer is 81.
TEACHER: Okay.