## Subtraction

When subtracting numbers, the subtrahend is subtracted from the minuend with the result referrred to as the difference. As an example:

32 (minuend)

−11 (subtrahend)

21 (difference)

Similar to addition of money, subtraction also requires conversion of all amounts to dollars before aligning the decimals in order to perform the subtraction:

Example:

$3.86 − 32¢ = ?

Solution:

Writing 32¢ as $0.32, it follows that:

$3.86

−$0.32

$3.54