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## Subtraction of Like Decimals

 Addition 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:

 9.8 2.7 7 1

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.

 9.8 2.7 7.1

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
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