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It was impossible to excuse a laborer who had gone home in the busy season because his father was dying, however sorry he might feel for him, and he must subtract from his pay those costly months of idleness.
The next player draws a card and adds to or subtracts from the ladybug's dots so that they match the number on the card.
In the other tactic, dubbed the add-subtract strategy, a child adds up the numbers on the left side of an equation and then subtracts the number on the right from the leftside total.
An electric motor--acting through a self-inhibiting planetary gear transmission--adds or subtracts steering angle based on information from a rotational sensor in the steering wheel, vehicle speed, and information from the vehicles stability control system.