Subtraction of Decimals

 

Place the decimal points under each other, and subtract as in integers.

 

Examples:

 

(1) Required the difference between .0075 and .000098

 

.0078

.000098

.007702

 

(2) Required the difference between .2879 and 36

 

36.

    .2879

35.7121

 

Note that Macdonald never deals with negative numbers. He always subtracts the smaller number from the greater number.

 

(3) Subtract .784163 from 1.0006

 

1.0006

  .784163

  .216437