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 five-digit and six digit numbers:

We know how to subtract 3-digit and 4-digit 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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