# Subtract the numbers: 275 - 322 - 220 + 468 + 342 = ? 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 positive numbers together.

## The operation to perform:

275 + 468 + 342

#### 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:

#### 5 + 8 + 2 = 15

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

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

#### 5 + 8 + 2 =

#### 5 + 8 + 2 =

#### 5 + 10 =

#### 10 + 5 =

#### 15

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

#### The sum is a two-digit number: 15.

#### 5 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:

#### 7 + 6 + 4 + 1 = 18

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

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

#### 7 + 6 + 4 + 1 =

#### 7 + 6 + 4 + 1 =

#### 7 + 10 + 1 =

#### 7 + 10 + 1 =

#### 10 + (7 + 1) =

#### 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:

#### 2 + 4 + 3 + 1 = 10

#### The sum is a two-digit number: 10.

#### 0 is the hundreds digit.

Write it down at the base of the hundreds column.

#### 1 is the thousands digit.

Write it down at the base, next to the hundreds digit.

## Answer:

275 + 468 + 342 = 1,085

### Add the negative numbers together.

## The operation to perform:

- 322 - 220

### 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:

#### 2 + 0 = 2

#### 2 is the ones digit.

Write it down at the base of the ones column.

### Add the digits in the tens column:

#### 2 + 2 = 4

#### 4 is the tens digit.

Write it down at the base of the tens column.

### Add the digits in the hundreds column:

#### 3 + 2 = 5

#### 5 is the hundreds digit.

Write it down at the base of the hundreds column.

### Addition result:

#### 322 + 220 = 542

## Answer:

- 322 - 220 = - 542

### The initial operation has become:

#### 275 - 322 - 220 + 468 + 342 =

#### 1,085 - 542

## Now subtract the final numbers above:

1,085 - 542 = ?

### 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:

#### 5 - 2 = 3.

3 is the ones digit.

Write it down at the base of the ones column.

### Subtract the digits in the tens column:

#### 8 - 4 = 4.

4 is the tens digit.

Write it down at the base of the tens column.

### Subtract the digits in the hundreds column:

#### 0 - 5 = ?

#### 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 thousands: 1 - 1 = 0.

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

Write the answer above that digit: 0.

#### When borrowing, 1 thousand = 10 hundreds.

Add 10 to the top digit in the column of the hundreds: 10 + 0 = ^{1}0.

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

10 - 5 = 5.

5 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: ~~1~~ 0.

0 is the thousands digit.

Write it down at the base of the thousands column.

### Leading zeros

#### When leading zeros occupy the most significant digits of a natural number, they could be left blank and the numeric value stays the same:

#### 0543 = 543

## Final answer:

275 - 322 - 220 + 468 + 342 = 543

## 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.

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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