# Subtract the numbers: - 47,663 + 9,633 = ? Calculate the numbers difference and learn how to do the subtraction, column subtracting method, from right to left

#### Method used below: column subtracting, from right to left (traditional)

### Rewrite the initial operation:

#### - 47,663 + 9,633 =

#### 9,633 - 47,663

## Subtract the numbers:

9,633 - 47,663 = ?

### The second number is larger than the first.

#### The answer will be negative (less than zero).

#### To subtract the numbers just reverse them:

#### 47,663 - 9,633 = ?

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

### 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...

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

### Subtract the digits in the ones column:

#### 3 - 3 = 0.

0 is the ones digit.

Write it down at the base of the ones column.

### Subtract the digits in the tens column:

#### 6 - 3 = 3.

3 is the tens digit.

Write it down at the base of the tens column.

### Subtract the digits in the hundreds column:

#### 6 - 6 = 0.

0 is the hundreds digit.

Write it down at the base of the hundreds column.

### Subtract the digits in the thousands column:

#### 7 - 9 = ?

#### 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 ten thousands: 4 - 1 = 3.

Cross out the top digit you've borrowed 1 from: ~~4~~.

Write the answer above that digit: 3.

#### When borrowing, 1 ten thousand = 10 thousands.

Add 10 to the top digit in the column of the thousands: 10 + 7 = ^{1}7.

#### After borrowing, the subtraction has become:

17 - 9 = 10 + 7 - 9 = 10 + 7 - 9 = 7 + (10 - 9) = 7 + 1 = 8.

8 is the thousands digit.

Write it down at the base of the thousands column.

### Subtract the digits in the ten thousands column:

#### There is a single digit in this column: ~~4~~ 3.

3 is the ten thousands digit.

Write it down at the base of the ten thousands column.

### The answer will be negative (less than zero):

#### 9,633 - 47,663 = - 38,030

## Final answer:

- 47,663 + 9,633 = - 38,030

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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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