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## Subtraction of Unlike Decimals

 Convert Unlike Decimals to Like Decimals Addition of Unlike Decimals Subtraction of Unlike Decimals

Before you learn How to Subtract Unlike Decimals, You must know:

What are Unlike Decimals ?
What is a Decimal Point ?
How to Find Place Values of Digits in Decimal ?
How to Convert Unlike Decimals to Like Decimals ?

Learn subtraction of Unlike decimals in the following steps:

• Step 1: Convert Unlike Decimal to like decimal.
• 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
• Step 3: Do the subtraction as in case of whole numbers
• Step 4: Decimal Point of given decimals and answer should be at same vertical order or at same place.

Example - Subtract 13.4 from 28.62

Solution: Steps for subtraction are as follows:

Step 1: Convert Unlike Decimal to like decimal

Decimal 13.4 and 28.62 are Unlike Decimals, because:
13.4 have one decimal place i.e. digit 4
28.62 have two decimal places i.e. digit 6 and 2

Now, 13.4 can be converted into a decimal having two decimal places i.e. by adding 0(Zero) at its hundredths place. And after conversion we get;

13.40 having two decimal places i.e. digit 4 and 0

Now, 13.40 and 28.62 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 and we get:

28.62
13.40

Step 3: Do the subtraction as in case of whole numbers

 Ā 28.62 - 13.40 Ā 15 22

Subtraction of Digits at hundredths place and we get:
2 - 0 = 2
2 is written in the result at same place value.

Subtraction of Digits at tenths place and we get:
6 - 4 = 2
2 is written in the result at same place value.

Subtraction of Digits at ones place and we get:
8 - 3 = 5
5 is written in the result at same place value.

Subtraction of Digits at tens place and we get:
2 - 1 = 1
1 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.

 Ā 28.62 - 13.40 Ā 15.22

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