# Subtract the numbers: 2,871 - 1,998 = ? Calculate the numbers difference and learn how to do the subtraction, column subtracting method, from right to left

## The operation to perform: 2,871 - 1,998

### Stack the numbers on top of each other.

#### And so on...

 2 8 7 1 - 1 9 9 8 ?

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

### Subtract the digits in the ones column:

#### When borrowing, 1 ten = 10 ones. Add 10 to the top digit in the column of the ones: 10 + 1 = 11.

 6 2 8 7 11 - 1 9 9 8

#### After borrowing, the subtraction has become: 11 - 8 = 10 + 1 - 8 = 10 + 1 - 8 = 1 + (10 - 8) = 1 + 2 = 3. 3 is the ones digit. Write it down at the base of the ones column.

 6 2 8 7 11 - 1 9 9 8 3

### Subtract the digits in the tens column:

#### When borrowing, 1 hundred = 10 tens. Add 10 to the top digit in the column of the tens: 10 + 6 = 16.

 7 16 2 8 7 11 - 1 9 9 8 3

#### After borrowing, the subtraction has become: 16 - 9 = 10 + 6 - 9 = 10 + 6 - 9 = 6 + (10 - 9) = 6 + 1 = 7. 7 is the tens digit. Write it down at the base of the tens column.

 7 16 2 8 7 11 - 1 9 9 8 7 3

### Subtract the digits in the hundreds column:

#### When borrowing, 1 thousand = 10 hundreds. Add 10 to the top digit in the column of the hundreds: 10 + 7 = 17.

 1 17 16 2 8 7 11 - 1 9 9 8 7 3

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

 1 17 16 2 8 7 11 - 1 9 9 8 8 7 3

### Subtract the digits in the thousands column:

#### 21 - 1 = 0. 0 is the thousands digit. Write it down at the base of the thousands column.

 1 17 16 2 8 7 11 - 1 9 9 8 0 8 7 3

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