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Subtraction of Decimals Help

By — McGraw-Hill Professional
Updated on Sep 21, 2011

Subtraction of Decimals

Subtracting decimals is similar to adding decimals.

To subtract two decimals, write the decimals in a column, placing the decimal points in a vertical line. Subtract the numbers and place the decimal point in the difference directly under the other decimal points .

Examples

Example 1

Subtract 43.871 – 15.23.

Solution 1

Subtraction of Decimals

Example 2

Subtract 18.3 – 9.275.

Solution 2

Subtraction of Decimals

Subtraction of Decimals Practice Problems

Practice

Subtract:

1. 19.356 – 14.124

2. 237.6 – 153.48

3. 0.833 – 0.6241

4. 7.8 – 3.45

5. 2.63175 – 0.4111

Answers

1. 5.232

2. 84.12

3. 0.2089

4. 4.35

5. 2.22065

Practice problems for these concepts can be found at: Decimals Practice Test.

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