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 |