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Home >> Decimal >> Unlike Decimals >> Subtraction 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
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.
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