Subtract the numbers: - 3,280 + 1,296 = ? Calculate the numbers difference and learn how to do the subtraction, column subtracting method, from right to left

The operation to perform:
- 3,280 + 1,296

Rewrite the initial operation:

- 3,280 + 1,296 =


1,296 - 3,280

Subtract the numbers:
1,296 - 3,280 = ?

The second number is larger than the first.

The answer will be negative (less than zero).


To subtract the numbers just reverse them:

3,280 - 1,296 = ?


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


Method used below: column subtracting, 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...


 3280
- 1296

?

Subtract column by column; start from the column on the right

Subtract the digits in the ones column:

0 - 6 = ?

The second digit is larger than the first.
Borrow from the next column to the left.

The borrowing is a two step process:


Subtract 1 from the top digit in the column of the tens: 8 - 1 = 7.
Cross out the top digit you've borrowed 1 from: 8.
Write the answer above that digit: 7.


When borrowing, 1 ten = 10 ones.
Add 10 to the top digit in the column of the ones: 10 + 0 = 10.


   710
 3280
- 1296

     

After borrowing, the subtraction has become:
10 - 6 = 4.
4 is the ones digit.
Write it down at the base of the ones column.


   710
 3280
- 1296

    4

Subtract the digits in the tens column:

8 7 - 9 = ?

The second digit is larger than the first.
Borrow from the next column to the left.

Subtract 1 from the top digit in the column of the hundreds: 2 - 1 = 1.
Cross out the top digit you've borrowed 1 from: 2.
Write the answer above that digit: 1.


When borrowing, 1 hundred = 10 tens.
Add 10 to the top digit in the column of the tens: 10 + 7 = 17.


  11710
 3280
- 1296

    4

After borrowing, the subtraction has become:
17 - 9 = 10 + 7 - 9 = 10 + 7 - 9 = 7 + (10 - 9) = 7 + 1 = 8.
8 is the tens digit.
Write it down at the base of the tens column.


  11710
 3280
- 1296

   84

Subtract the digits in the hundreds column:

2 1 - 2 = ?

The second digit is larger than the first.
Borrow from the next column to the left.

Subtract 1 from the top digit in the column of the thousands: 3 - 1 = 2.
Cross out the top digit you've borrowed 1 from: 3.
Write the answer above that digit: 2.


When borrowing, 1 thousand = 10 hundreds.
Add 10 to the top digit in the column of the hundreds: 10 + 1 = 11.


 2111710
 3280
- 1296

   84

After borrowing, the subtraction has become:
11 - 2 = 10 + 1 - 2 = 10 + 1 - 2 = 1 + (10 - 2) = 1 + 8 = 9.
9 is the hundreds digit.
Write it down at the base of the hundreds column.


 2111710
 3280
- 1296

  984

Subtract the digits in the thousands column:

3 2 - 1 = 1.
1 is the thousands digit.
Write it down at the base of the thousands column.


 2111710
 3280
- 1296

 1984

The answer will be negative (less than zero):

1,296 - 3,280 = - 1,984

Final answer:
- 3,280 + 1,296 = - 1,984

How to subtract the numbers:
- 3,288 + 1,300 = ?


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

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