Math is like a family of four. Subtraction is just one of those family
members. Subtraction is to take a number or an amount away from another
amount or number. Picture a table with four legs. When one leg breaks
that table will be of no use. This is what subtraction is to math.
A strong leg that we cannot do without.
Some career choices require the knowledge of subtraction. To become
a bank teller you definitely need the ability to subtract, or what
about any career in sales. Without subtraction you are going nowhere
fast. Everything in life is mathematically orientated.
Obesity has become a major problem in this day and Era. Especially
under young children and teenagers. One place where you will definitely
use subtraction is when you lose weight.
What about a team. Sometimes you add players, but others times you
take players off the field, always changing. That is subtraction.
When a woman is expecting a baby she is not alone anymore but together
they make two. As soon as she gives birth to the baby one is "subtracted"
and once again she becomes one.
Can you imagine how boring life would be without color? Just think
off nature and water, like for instance mountains, the sea or even
a lake. Without color it would be extremely boring. Subtraction brings
color to your life. It helps to bring a balance so that both weights
are equal and not one overpowering the other.
Dentists and teeth
As we grow up we will get certain teeth at a certain age. When the
new tooth starts to push through the gum, the old one falls out, making
way for the new one. When we get older we need more specialized help,
and we go to the dentist and he "subtracts" the extra tooth.
Do you know what clutter is? It's all that tiny little things you
collect. If you leave it over a period of time you will have so much
junk that needs to be thrown out. Instead of collecting you need to
subtract from your closets all the clutter you have collected over
time and make way for new stuff. This is something that you need to
do regularly in order to know what you possess.
Do you realize all the knowledge you have gained through time. A
little bit here and a little bit there and you are a wealth of knowledge.
You are like a library. Full of books, audios' and DVD's but instead
of lending and borrowing, you need to give away some of what you have
learned to others. By subtracting from your well of knowledge you
can enrich someone else with it by teaching them what you know.
Brainstorming can be a fountain of ideas springing forth. Have you
ever done brainstorming? Well, it can be very creative when two or
more people get together and put all there ideas on paper. Then they
pick out the ones that are the best. The others are then stored away
for further use. But at that moment you are subtracting the ideas
that are not so good and only using the good ideas.
Cleaning the garden
When you have a garden you need to maintain it so that it can be
kept neat and tidy. So in other words you have to clean it regularly
and take out plants that have grown too quickly or have multiplied.
When you take plants out you are subtracting.