# 5th Class Mathematics Operations on Numbers Subtraction

Subtraction

Category : 5th Class

### Subtraction

Subtraction: Under the operation of subtraction, difference between two numbersis found.

Minuend: The number from which other number is subtracted is called minuend.

Subtrahend: The number which is subtracted from a number is called subtrahend.

Difference: The result we get after subtraction is called difference.

Subtract 1254 from 7889

Solution:

 Thousands Hundreds Tens Ones 7 8 8 9 Minuend -1 2 5 4 Subtrahend 6 6 3 5 Difference

How to Perform Subtraction

Just like addition digits of both minuend and subtrahend are arranged in the place value chart. Digits of the subtrahend comes below to the digits of minuend. Now subtract ones from ones, tens from tens and so on.

Find the difference between 4568 and 2795

Solution:

 Thousands Hundreds Tens Ones 4 5 6 8 -2 7 9 5 1 7 7 3

Word Problem Based on Subtraction

A person earns  Rs. 36000 per month. He spends  Rs. 1500 on education, Rs.  3600 on house rent, and Rs. 7500 on fooding and he saves the rest of money. Find his saving in a month.

(a) Rs.  23400

(b) Rs. 90000

(c) Rs. 23600

(d) Rs. 12600

(e) None of these

Answer: (a)

Explanation

His total income in a month = Rs. 36000

His total expenditure in a month = Rs. 1500 + Rs.  3600 + Rs.  7500 = Rs. 12600

Therefore, his saving in a month = Rs. 36000 - Rs. 12600 = Rs. 23400

A book contains 1256 pages. 256 pages are blue, 186 pages are green and rest of the pages are white. Find the difference between the numbers of white pages and blue pages:

(a) 814

(b) 1000

(c) 628

(d) 558

(e) None of these

Answer: (d)

Explanation

Total number of pages in the book = 1256

Total number of blue and green pages = 256 + 186 = 442

Therefore, total number of white pages = 1256 - 442 = 814

Difference between the numbers of white and blue pages = 814 - 256

= 558

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