# Subtraction with zeros

These lessons, with videos, examples and step-by-step solutions help Grade 2 students learn how to subtract across zeros (i.e. the first number in the subtraction or the minuend has zeros).

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Subtract from Zeros Worksheets & Activities:
Worksheet 1
Worksheet 2

The following diagrams show how to subtract from numbers with zeros. Scroll down the page for more examples and solutions. How to subtract with regrouping across zeros using Base-10 Blocks?

Example:
500 − 267 = ?

How to subtract across zero and regrouping using Base-10 Blocks?

Example:
202 − 138 = ?

How to subtract across zeros using Base-10 blocks?
200 − 63 = ?

How to subtract across zero (3 digits – 3 digits)?

Example:
500 − 234 = ?
400 − 138 = ?
602 − 347 = ?
806 − 327 = ?
408 − 192 = ?
800 − 365 = ?
704 − 536 = ?

How to subtract across a zero (4 digits – 4 digits)?

Example:
1,500 − 1,132 = ?
8,200 − 5,777 = ?

How to subtract with borrowing (4 digits – 4 digits)?
Subtracting large numbers can be easy when you take it step-by-step.

Example:
8,006 − 2,537 = ?

How to subtract with zeros (4 digits – 4 digits)?

Example:
4,000 − 1,165 = ?

Subtraction Box Trick
Math tutorial on regrouping from zeros using the box trick.

Example:
406 − 89 = ?
8,000 − 256 = ?
3,052 − 1,826 = ?
4,008 − 2,475 = ?
2,005 − 1,876 = ?
2,006 − 1,455 = ?

Try the free Mathway calculator and problem solver below to practice various math topics. Try the given examples, or type in your own problem and check your answer with the step-by-step explanations. 