Subtraction of algebraic expressions are explained in each steps:
Steps I: Arrange the terms of the given expressions in the same order.
Steps II: Write the given expressions in two rows in such a way that the like terms occur one below the other, keeping the expression to be subtracted in the second row.
Steps III: Change the sign of each term in the lower row from + to  and from  to +.
Steps IV: With new signs of the terms of lower row, add column wise.
1. Subtract 4a + 5b  3c from 6a  3b + c
Solution:
6a  3b + c
+ 4a + 5b  3c
() () (+)
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2a  8b + 4c
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2. Subtract 3x²  6x  4 from 5 + x  2x².
Solution:
Arranging the terms of the given expressions in descending powers of x and subtracting columnwise;
 2x² + x + 5
+ 3x²  6x  4
() (+) (+)
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 5x² + 7x + 9
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3. Subtract 3x + y – 3z from 9x – 5y + z
Solution:
9x – 5y + z
+ 3x + y – 3z
() () (+)
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7x – 6y + 4z
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