# Subtract the numbers: - 946 - 1,953 - 488 + 332 = ? 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)

### Add the negative numbers together.

## The operation to perform:

- 946 - 1,953 - 488

### 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...

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

### Add the digits in the ones column:

#### 6 + 3 + 8 = 17

#### How did we add the digits? Explanation below.

#### Group the ones together in order to make tens:

#### 6 + 3 + 8 =

#### 6 + 3 + 8 =

#### 9 + 8 =

#### 9 + 8 =

#### 9 + 1 + 7 =

#### 9 + 1 + 7 =

#### 10 + 7 =

#### 17

#### Change the order in which the numbers are added, the sum stays the same.

Break some number(s) into component parts, the sum stays the same.

#### The sum is a two-digit number: 17.

#### 7 is the ones digit.

Write it down at the base of the ones column.

#### 1 is the tens digit.

Carry it over to the tens column.

Write the digit above that column.

Add it with the rest of the digits in that column.

### Add the digits in the tens column:

#### 4 + 5 + 8 + 1 = 18

#### How did we add the digits? Explanation below.

#### Group the ones together in order to make tens:

#### 4 + 5 + 8 + 1 =

#### 4 + 5 + 8 + 1 =

#### (4 + 5 + 1) + 8 =

#### 10 + 8 =

#### 18

#### The sum is a two-digit number: 18.

#### 8 is the tens digit.

Write it down at the base of the tens column.

#### 1 is the hundreds digit.

Carry it over to the hundreds column.

Write the digit above that column.

Add it with the rest of the digits in that column.

### Add the digits in the hundreds column:

#### 9 + 9 + 4 + 1 = 23

#### How did we add the digits? Explanation below.

#### Group the ones together in order to make tens:

#### 9 + 9 + 4 + 1 =

#### 9 + 9 + 4 + 1 =

#### (9 + 1) + 9 + 4 =

#### 10 + 9 + 4 =

#### 10 + 9 + 4 =

#### 10 + 9 + 1 + 3 =

#### 10 + 9 + 1 + 3 =

#### 10 + 10 + 3 =

#### 10 + 10 + 3 =

#### 20 + 3 =

#### 23

#### The sum is a two-digit number: 23.

#### 3 is the hundreds digit.

Write it down at the base of the hundreds column.

#### 2 is the thousands digit.

Carry it over to the thousands column.

Write the digit above that column.

Add it with the rest of the digits in that column.

### Add the digits in the thousands column:

#### 1 + 2 = 3

#### 3 is the thousands digit.

Write it down at the base of the thousands column.

### Addition result:

#### 946 + 1,953 + 488 = 3,387

## Answer:

- 946 - 1,953 - 488 = - 3,387

### The initial operation has become:

#### - 946 - 1,953 - 488 + 332 =

#### 332 - 3,387

## Now subtract the final numbers above:

332 - 3,387 = ?

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

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

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

#### 3,387 - 332 = ?

#### 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:

#### 7 - 2 = 5.

5 is the ones digit.

Write it down at the base of the ones column.

### Subtract the digits in the tens column:

#### 8 - 3 = 5.

5 is the tens digit.

Write it down at the base of the tens column.

### Subtract the digits in the hundreds column:

#### 3 - 3 = 0.

0 is the hundreds digit.

Write it down at the base of the hundreds column.

### Subtract the digits in the thousands column:

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

3 is the thousands digit.

Write it down at the base of the thousands column.

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

#### 332 - 3,387 = - 3,055

## Final answer:

- 946 - 1,953 - 488 + 332 = - 3,055

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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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# How to subtract numbers? Let's learn with an example

### The operation to perform:

52 - 37

#### 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.

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

### Subtract the digits in the ones column:

#### 2 - 7 = ?

#### 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: 5 - 1 = 4.

Cross out the top digit you've borrowed 1 from: ~~5~~.

Write the answer above that digit: 4.

#### When borrowing, 1 ten = 10 ones.

Add 10 to the top digit in the column of the ones: 10 + 2 = ^{1}2.

#### After borrowing the subtraction has become:

it2brw: 12 - 7 = 5.

5 is the ones digit.

Write it down at the base of the ones column.

### Subtract the digits in the tens column:

#### it1go: ~~5~~ 4 - 3 = 1.

1 is the tens digit.

Write it down at the base of the tens column.

### Final answer: 52 - 37 = 15