# What happens to the decimal in an subtraction problem?

Would you like to merge this question into it?

#### already exists as an alternateof this question.

Would you like to make it the primary and merge this question into it?

#### exists and is an alternate of .

You bring it straight down.
2 peoplefound this useful

# How do you subtract decimals?

align the decimals and subtract as you normally would. make sure after subtracting you bring the decimal down. replace empty space with zeros. for example: 1.340 - 1.3250 w

# How to subtract decimals?

You line up the decimals and simply subtract. Below is an example. 2.989-1.989=2.989 1.989 --------- 1.000

a difference The difference . Answer is difference.

3.04 - 1.52=1.52

43.0-21.5=21.5

# What is the answer for a subtraction problem?

It is called the divedent.

# Where should a decimal point be placed in the answer of addition and subtraction problems?

Where the decimal is placed you just have to bring it straight down.

# When adding or subtracting decimals always do what?

First you write the decimals one under the other, in such as way that the decimal points are aligned.

# This happens when an answer to a problem that is a decimal is rounded in order to produce a meaningful answer?

You lose some accuracy in exchange for better understanding. If that is the only reason for rounding, then the unrounded version should be used for subsequent calculations.

# How do you subtract decimal numbers?

Like you would regular numbers. 12.43 - 5.31 ---------- 7.12

# What happens to the decimal in adding and subtracting decimals?

When you are adding and subtracting decimals, youare +/- ing the whole numbers and tenths in the number. the decimal might go away ex: 1.3-0.3=1 or it won't ex: 1.9-0.3=1.6

# How do you subtract a decimal from a fraction?

You can either convert the decimal to a fraction and then subtract (3/4 - 0.5=3/4 - 2/4=1/4), OR you can convert the fraction to a decimal and then subtract (3/4 - 0.5=0

# How do you add and subtract decimal models?

you add and subtract decimals by writing down your number and then line up your decimal's.yourwelcome kinda smart for a math problem like that huh?

# How can you use inverse operations to check your answer to a decimal subtraction problem?

If you calculated x - y=z then calculate z + y. If the answer is x your calculation is fine. If not, one of the sums went wrong.

# How do you subtract with decimal?

Its easy, dont worry about the decimal and do regular subtraction and at the end just add the decimal right under all the other decimals.

# How do you subtract a bigger decimal from a smaller decimal?

Subtract the smaller one from the bigger one, and then put a minus sign before the answer.

# How is subtracting decimals is like subtracting fractions?

because you subtract the 2 numerators and then 2 denominators right across just like that :)