We will learn about the meaning of minuend and subtrahend.
The larger number from which smaller number is subtracted is called the minuend.
The smaller number which is subtracted is called subtrahend.
4629 → Minuend
1213 → Subtrahend
3416 → Difference
The resulting number is called the difference.
Subtraction of fivedigit and six digit numbers:
We know how to subtract 3digit and 4digit numbers. Now we will learn to subtract larger numbers.
Consider the following examples:
1. Subtract 24765 from 48876
Solution:
Arrange the digit of the minuend and subtrahend in columns and subtract as usual.
48876 → Minuend
24765 → Subtrahend
24111 → Difference
The difference is 24111.
2. Subtract 54874 from 86246
Solution:
Arrange the digit of the minuend and subtrahend in columns and subtract as usual.
86246 → Minuend
54874 → Subtrahend
31372 → Difference
The difference is 31372.
3. Subtract 257087 from 764392
Solution:
Arrange the digit of the minuend and subtrahend in columns and subtract as usual.
764392 → Minuend
257087 → Subtrahend
507305 → Difference
The difference is 507305.
4. Subtract 462774 from 907254
Solution:
Arrange the digit of the minuend and subtrahend in columns and subtract as usual.
907254 → Minuend
462774 → Subtrahend
444480 → Difference
The difference is 444480.
5. Subtract 234652 from 897469
Solution:
Arrange the digit of the minuend and subtrahend in columns and subtract as usual.
897469 → Minuend
234652 → Subtrahend
662817 → Difference
The difference is 662817.
6. Subtract 428697 from 746859
Solution:
Arrange the digit of the minuend and subtrahend in columns and subtract as usual.
746859 → Minuend
428697 → Subtrahend
318162 → Difference
The difference is 318162.
Note:
A number – 0 = The number itself
Subtrahend + Difference = Minuend
Minuend – Difference = Subtrahend
Word problems on minuend and subtrahend:
Jenny had $48389 in her bank account. She withdrew $39498. How much amount is left in her bank account?
Solution:
She had in her bank account = $48389
She withdraw from her bank account =  $39498
The amount left in her account = $ 8891
So, the amount left in her account = $ 8891
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