Subtraction is finding out what number is left when a smaller number is taken away from a greater number.

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The result you get from subtracting is called the "difference" or the "remainder".


There are different ways to read and write subtraction sentences.

Example: Subtract 4 from 9.

Different ways of writing :


Different ways of reading :

  • 9 minus 4 equals 5.
  • The difference between 9 and 4 is 5.
  • 4 subtracted from 9 equals 5.
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