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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

      28.62
    - 13.40

      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.

      28.62
    - 13.40

      15.22


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