# Subtraction Without Borrowing

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In subtraction, we need two numbers. If first number is greater than the 2nd then we can subtract easily, such subtraction is known as subtraction of a number without borrowing.

Another word for subtraction is minus ( -) and we put this sign between the two numbers.

For lower grade math the answer of minus is always less than the first number and greater than the 2nd number.

**Example 1 :**

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How many flowers are there ? If there are 2 blue flower then how many are red flowers?

**Solution :**By counting the flowers, we can say that there are total 7 flowers.

Total flowers = 7

Blue flowers = 2

So, if we remove blue flowers from the total we will get red flowers.

Removing means subtraction.

7 – 2 = 5

Red flowers = 5

**Example 2:**

9 – 1 = 8

8 – 2 = 6

7 - 1 = 6

4 - 4 = 0

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Another method of solving subtraction is below but this method is for only single digit.

8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 5 Cut 5 circles 8 0 0 0 ∅ ∅ ∅ ∅ ∅ - 5 Count the number of circles remain. 8 - 5 ------ 3 -----> answer |

**Vertical subtraction:**

**Step 1 :**First write the bigger number.

**Step 2 :**Put the minus sign below it on left side.

**Step 3 :**Write the smaller number beside it and below the bigger number.

**Step 3 :**Make a line below the smaller number.

**Step 4 :**Write the answer below the line.

**Some solved examples on vertical subtraction :**

5 8 9 - 2 - 4 - 3 ------ -------- -------- 3 4 6 |

**Subtraction without borrowing**

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