Math Elementary arithmetic Subtraction

Subtraction

The important rule of subtractions is:

$\text{minuend} - \text{subtrahend}$ $=\text{difference}$

At subtraction, the operands are designated as minuend and subtrahend. The difference is the result.

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Remember

You can add the additive inverse (opposite number) instead of subtracting a rational number.

Examples

• $(+4)-(+3)=(+4)+(-3)=+1$

• $(+9)-(-3)=(+9)+(+3)=+12$