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In this lesson, we will look at some examples of the subtraction of whole numbers.

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The following diagrams show examples of multi-digit subtraction. Scroll down the page for more examples and solutions on multi-digit subtraction.

Multi-Digit Subtraction

Subtraction Without Borrowing

We do not need to borrow if the first digit is large enough to subtract the second digit.

Example : 97 – 33 = 64

Subtraction without Borrowing

Subtraction With Borrowing

We need to borrow if the first digit is smaller than the second digit.

Subtraction with Borrowing

Example : 91 – 77 = 14

The result of subtraction is called the difference of the numbers. In the above example, 13 is the difference of 91 and 77.

Example : 1,000 – 576 – 48 = 376

Multi-Digit Subtraction
Examples of subtraction with borrowing

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