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Subtract 245.1 from 786.864 
Step 1: Convert Unlike Decimal to like decimal
Decimal 245.1 and 786.864 are Unlike Decimals, because:
245.1 have one decimal place i.e. digit 1
786.864 have three decimal places i.e. digit 8, 6 and 4
Now, 245.1 can be converted into a decimal having three decimal places i.e. by adding 0(Zero) at its hundredths and thousandths place.
And after conversion we get;
245.100 having three decimal places i.e. digit 4, 0 and 0
Now, 245.100 and 786.864 are like Decimals because both have similar decimal places
Step 2: Write minuend and subtrahend in such a way that decimal point and digit of same place values should be at same vertical order or same place value
786.847
 245.100
Step 3: Do the subtraction as in case of whole numbers
786.847   245.100 
 541 747 

Subtraction of Digits at thousandths place and we get:
7  0 = 7
7 is written in the result at same place value.
Subtraction of Digits at hundredths place and we get:
4  0 = 4
4 is written in the result at same place value.
Subtraction of Digits at tenths place and we get:
8  1 = 7
7 is written in the result at same place value.
Subtraction of Digits at ones place and we get:
6  5 = 1
1 is written in the result at same place value.
Subtraction of Digits at tens place and we get:
8  4 = 4
1 is written in the result at same place value.
Subtraction of Digits at hundreds place and we get:
7  2 = 5
5 is written in the result at same place value.
Step 4: Decimal Point of given decimals and answer should be at same vertical order or at same place.
786.847   245.100 
 541.747 


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