Subtract the numbers: 3,349 - 1,408 = ? Calculate the numbers difference and learn how to do the subtraction, column subtracting method, from right to left

The operation to perform:
3,349 - 1,408

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...


 3349
- 1408

?

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

Subtract the digits in the ones column:

9 - 8 = 1.
1 is the ones digit.
Write it down at the base of the ones column.


 3349
- 1408

    1

Subtract the digits in the tens column:

4 - 0 = 4.
4 is the tens digit.
Write it down at the base of the tens column.


 3349
- 1408

   41

Subtract the digits in the hundreds column:

3 - 4 = ?

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: 3 - 1 = 2.
Cross out the top digit you've borrowed 1 from: 3.
Write the answer above that digit: 2.


When borrowing, 1 thousand = 10 hundreds.
Add 10 to the top digit in the column of the hundreds: 10 + 3 = 13.


 2   
 31349
- 1408

   41

After borrowing, the subtraction has become:
13 - 4 = 10 + 3 - 4 = 10 + 3 - 4 = 3 + (10 - 4) = 3 + 6 = 9.
9 is the hundreds digit.
Write it down at the base of the hundreds column.


 2   
 31349
- 1408

  941

Subtract the digits in the thousands column:

3 2 - 1 = 1.
1 is the thousands digit.
Write it down at the base of the thousands column.


 2   
 31349
- 1408

 1941

Final answer:
3,349 - 1,408 = 1,941

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