Subtract the numbers: - 103 - 86 = ? Calculate the numbers difference and learn how to do the subtraction, column subtracting method, from right to left

The operation to perform: - 103 - 86

Add the numbers as if they were positive.

But at the end attach a minus sign in front of the result.

Method used below: column adding, from right to left (traditional).

Stack the numbers on top of each other.

The ones digits line up in the first column from the right.

The tens digits line up in the next column to the left.

And so on...

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6

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Add column by column; start from the column on the right.

Add the digits in the ones column:

3 + 6 = 9

9 is the ones digit. Write it down at the base of the ones column.

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9

Add the digits in the tens column:

0 + 8 = 8

8 is the tens digit. Write it down at the base of the tens column.

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8

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8

9

Add the digits in the hundreds column:

There is a single digit in this column: 1.

1 is the hundreds digit. Write it down at the base of the hundreds column.

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1

8

9

Addition result:

103 + 86 = 189

Answer: - 103 - 86 = - 189

Subtraction Calculator: Subtract Numbers & Learn to Calculate the Difference

1. Stack the numbers on top of each other. 2. Subtract column by column starting from the column on the right.