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# Subtracting Whole Numbers and Decimals (Tenths to Thousandths) 5th Grade Math Worksheets

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## Definition:

The mastery of the four basic operations in mathematics is very important to understand the more complex topics of the subject. Just like addition, subtraction plays a significant application in real life. As such, subtraction is one of the arithmetic operation that represents the operation of removing objects or value from a collection.

## Summary:

RULES IN SUBTRACTING WHOLE NUMBERS AND DECIMALS

• Put the numbers in a vertical column, aligning the decimal point.
• Subtract each column, starting on the right and working left. Know when to regroup numbers when subtracting.
• Place the decimal point in the answer directly below the decimal points in the terms.
• Check your answer by adding the result to the number subtracted. The sum should equal the first number.

## Example:

Find the difference when 31. 53 is taken from 57.78.

57 .78 – 31 .53 = 46 .25

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