What is Subtraction in Math? - Definition, Methods & Examples

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Identify the minuend, subtrahend and difference in the subtraction problem 9 - 4 = 5.

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1. How do you check to find out if your answer is correct in a subtraction problem?

2. To subtract 5763 - 2361, which of the following is correct?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This practice will assess your knowledge of subtraction and provide you with example problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To be a bit more specific, you will be examined on:

  • Identifying the minuend, subtrahend, and difference
  • How to make sure an answer is correct
  • When to borrow digits
  • How to subtract

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve subtraction practice problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding basic mathematics
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the structure of subtraction problems in a different light

Additional Learning

Interested in learning more about subtraction? Take a look at the accompanying lesson by the title of, What is Subtraction in Math? - Definition, Methods & Examples. By using this lesson, you will learn even more about:

  • Relationship between addition and subtraction
  • Everyday uses of subtraction
  • Checking your answers
  • Components of a subtraction problem
  • Identifying key phrases in word problems
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