We will discuss here about the subtraction of metric measures. Metric measures are subtracted in the same way as we subtract ordinary numbers. We arrange the digits in columns and then subtract as required.

**Let us consider an example. **

**1.** Subtract 6 kg 7 g 2 dg 5 mg from 12 kg 5 dag 8 g 9 mg.

We place the digits in columns and then subtract as usual.

Ans. 6 kg 5 dag 8 dg 4 mg

**Word problems on
subtraction of metric measures:**

**2.** The length of a rope is 80 m. If a piece of 35 m 40 cm
length is cut, what length of the rope is left?

Solution:

Total length of the rope = 80 m 00 cm

Piece cut from the rope = - __ 35 m 40 cm__

Remaining rope = __ 44 m 60 cm__

Hence, the length of the rope left = 44 m 60 cm.

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