On this page you will learn how to solve Subtraction Sums problems.

On the previous page, we learned how to solve **Multiplication Sums** problems. If you haven’t read that article, do read that too.

Let us learn to solve Subtraction Sums problems in today’s article.

## What is Subtraction

The process opposite to the process of addition is called subtraction. When a number or digit is subtracted from another **Number** or **Digit**, it is called subtraction.

**Subtraction is shown by – sign.**

**Example :**

- 10 – 2 = 8
- 20 – 6 = 14
- 30 – 9 = 21
- 40 – 12 = 28
- 50 – 25 = 25

**Subtraction (Verbal)**

### Sub Zero

### One Digit Subtraction

### Double Digit Subtraction

### Three Digit Subtraction

### Four Digit Subtraction

## Subtraction Sums Example

Q.1 Subtract the following 48 – 14 – 6 – 4 ?

A. 12

B. 14

C. 6

D. 8

Solution : 48 – 14 – 6 – 4

= 34 – 6 – 4

Ans. 24

Q.2 Subtract the following 340 – 194 – 42 – 9 ?

A. 12

B. 14

C. 6

D. 8

Solution : 340 – 194 – 42 – 9 ?

= 146 – 42 – 9 ?

= 104 – 9 ?

= 95

Ans. 95

Q.3 Subtract the following 876 – 456 – 23 – 21 ?

A. 12

B. 14

C. 6

D. 8

Solution : 876 – 456 – 23 – 21 ?

420 – 23 – 21 ?

= 397 – 21

Ans. 376

Q.4 Subtract the following 1455 – 654 – 324 – 23 – 9 ?

A. 12

B. 14

C. 6

D. 8

Solution : 1455 – 654 – 324 – 23 – 9 ?

801 – 324 – 23 – 9 ?

= 477 – 23 – 9

= 454 – 9

Ans. 445

Q.5 Solve √128 – √60 – √121 – __?

A. 11

B. 21

C. 36

D. 7

Solution: = √128 – √60 – √121

= √128 – √60 – 11

= √128 – √49

= √128 – 7

= √121

= 11

Ans. 11

Q.6 A water tank contains 8000 buckets of water. Out of this, 3456 buckets of water were used by the people of the village. How many buckets of water remained in the tank?

A.6,431

B.3,561

C.4,544

D.5,890

Solution:- According to the question,

Water in tank = 8000 buckets

Water used by the villagers = 3456 buckets

Remaining water in the tank = 8000 – 3456

= 4,544 buckets of water

Hence, there will be 4,544 buckets of water left in the tank.

Q.7 The sum of two numbers is 8060. If one of the numbers is 5256. Then find the other number.

A.2,804

B.4,890

C.6,345

D.3,987

Solution:- According to the question,

Sum of two numbers = 8060

first number = 5256

Second number = 8060 – 5256

= 2,804

Hence the second number will be 2,804.

Q.8 There were 10000 bags of wheat in a godown, out of which Manohar bought 5000 bags of wheat and Imran bought 2000 bags of wheat. Tell how many sacks of wheat are left in the godown.

A.2000

B.3000

C.5000

D.7000

Solution:- According to the question,

Wheat in a godown = 9000 bags

Manohar bought wheat = 3070 bags

Imran bought wheat = 3950 bags

Total wheat bought by both = (5000 + 2000) bags

= 7000 bags

Remaining wheat in godown = (10000 – 7000) bags

= 3000

Hence, 3000 bags of wheat are left in the godown.

### FAQ

**Q.1 What is subtraction formula?**

**Ans.** Subtraction Formula : **Minuend – Subtrahend = Difference**.

**Q.2 What is subtraction answers?**

**Ans. **the answer to subtraction is called the Difference.

**Q.3 What is simple subtraction?**

**Ans. **Subtraction is simply the process of taking one quantity and removing part of it to work out what is left.

**Q.4 What is subtraction short math?**

**Ans. **the operation or process of finding the difference between two numbers or quantities, denoted by a minus sign (−).

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