# Subtract the numbers: 71 - 97 = ? Calculate the numbers difference and learn how to do the subtraction, column subtracting method, from right to left

## The operation to perform:

71 - 97

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

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

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

#### 97 - 71 = ?

#### 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.

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

### Subtract the digits in the ones column:

#### 7 - 1 = 6.

6 is the ones digit.

Write it down at the base of the ones column.

### Subtract the digits in the tens column:

#### 9 - 7 = 2.

2 is the tens digit.

Write it down at the base of the tens column.

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

#### 71 - 97 = - 26

## Final answer:

71 - 97 = - 26

## 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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