Subtract the numbers: 2,440 - 9,857 = ? Calculate the numbers difference and learn how to do the subtraction, column subtracting method, from right to left

The operation to perform:
2,440 - 9,857

The second number is larger than the first.

The answer will be negative (less than zero).


To subtract the numbers just reverse them:

9,857 - 2,440 = ?


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...


 9857
- 2440

?

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

Subtract the digits in the ones column:

7 - 0 = 7.
7 is the ones digit.
Write it down at the base of the ones column.


 9857
- 2440

    7

Subtract the digits in the tens column:

5 - 4 = 1.
1 is the tens digit.
Write it down at the base of the tens column.


 9857
- 2440

   17

Subtract the digits in the hundreds column:

8 - 4 = 4.
4 is the hundreds digit.
Write it down at the base of the hundreds column.


 9857
- 2440

  417

Subtract the digits in the thousands column:

9 - 2 = 7.
7 is the thousands digit.
Write it down at the base of the thousands column.


 9857
- 2440

 7417

The answer will be negative (less than zero):

2,440 - 9,857 = - 7,417

Final answer:
2,440 - 9,857 = - 7,417

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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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