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Home >> Decimal >> Like Decimals >> Subtraction of Like Decimals >> Subtraction of Like Decimals
Before you learn how to subtract like decimals, You must know:
What are Like Decimals ?
What is a Decimal Point ?
How to Find Place Values of Digits in Decimal ?
Learn subtraction of like decimals in the following steps:
Step 1: 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
Step 2: Do the subtraction as in case of whole numbers
Step 3: Decimal Point of given decimals and answer should be at same vertical order or at same place.
Example  Subtract 2.7 from 9.8
Solution: Steps for subtraction are as follows:
Step 1: 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 and we get
9.8
2.7
Step 2: Do the subtraction as in case of whole numbers and we get:
Subtraction of Digits at tenths place and we get: 8  7 = 1
1 is written in the sum at same place value.
Subtraction of Digits at ones place and we get: 9  2 = 7
7 is written in the sum at same place value.
Step 3: Decimal Point of given decimals and answer should be at same vertical order or at same place.
Hence on Subtracting 2.7 from 9.8 we get decimal 7.1
Study More Solved Questions / Examples
Subtract the following like decimals 
A) 1.23 from 5.67
B) 28.58  17.12
C) Solve 9.1  2.8
D) 243.156  187.628 
 
