Subtracting decimals is just same like subtracting as usual.
How to subtract decimal number?
To subtract decimal follow the below steps:
● Write down the two decimal numbers, one number under the other number and line up the decimal points.
● Convert the given decimals to like decimals.
● Write the smaller decimal number under the larger decimal number in the column.
● Arrange the decimal numbers in the column in such a way that the digits of the same place are in the same column.
● Subtract the numbers in the column from the right.
● Remember to place the decimal point down in the answer in the same place as the numbers above it.
Workedout problems to find the difference between the two decimal numbers:
Read the above explanation stepbystep and try to understand the examples on subtraction of decimals.
1. Subtract the decimals:
(i) 27.59 from 31.4
Solution:
We have 27.59 from 31.4
Converting both the decimal numbers into like decimals,
31.40  27.59
Now arrange them in columns and subtract we get
Answer: 3.81
(ii) 243.86 from 402.1
Solution:
We have 243.86 from 402.1
Converting both the decimal numbers into like decimals,
402.10  243.86
Now arrange them in columns and subtract we get
Word problems on subtraction of decimals:
2. Aaron father gave him $100. He bought a math book for $61.35. How much money is left with him?
Solution:
Aaron father gave him = $100.00
Aaron spent on purchasing the math book = $61.35
Therefore, amount left with him = $(100.00  61.35) = $38.65
3. One number is 107.06 and the other number is 79.17. Find the difference between both the numbers.
Solution:
One number is 107.06
The other number is 79.17
Therefore, the difference between both the numbers = 107.06  79.17 = 27.89
● Related Concept
● Decimals
● Conversion of Unlike Decimals to Like Decimals
● Decimal and Fractional Expansion
● Converting Decimals to Fractions
● Converting Fractions to Decimals
● H.C.F. and L.C.M. of Decimals
● Repeating or Recurring Decimal
● BODMAS/PEMDAS Rules  Involving Decimals
● PEMDAS Rules  Involving Integers
● PEMDAS Rules  Involving Decimals
● BODMAS Rules  Involving Integers
● Conversion of Pure Recurring Decimal into Vulgar Fraction
● Conversion of Mixed Recurring Decimals into Vulgar Fractions
● Rounding Decimals to the Nearest Whole Number
● Rounding Decimals to the Nearest Tenths
● Rounding Decimals to the Nearest Hundredths
● Simplify Decimals Involving Addition and Subtraction Decimals
● Multiplying Decimal by a Decimal Number
● Multiplying Decimal by a Whole Number
● Dividing Decimal by a Whole Number
● Dividing Decimal by a Decimal Number
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