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Grade 3 - Mathematics
Subtraction - 4 Digits

Method:

  1. Start subtracting from the ones place.
  2. If the subtrahend is lesser than minuend then we borrow 1 from tens place.
  3. If the subtrahend is lesser than minuend in tens place then we borrow 1 from hundreds place.
  4. If the subtrahend is lesser than minuend in hundreds place then we borrow 1 from thousands place.


Subtraction without regrouping:

Example 1:
QuestionStep 1 Step 2 Step 3Step 4

  1. Start from ones place 5 minus 5 is 0.
  2. In the tens place, 3 minus 2 is 1.
  3. In the hundreds place 4 minus 1 is 3.
  4. In thousands place, 9 minus 5 is 4.
Answer: 4310

Example 2:

  1. Start from ones place 8 minus 6 is 2.
  2. In the tens place, 9 minus 9 is 0.
  3. In the hundreds place 9 minus 8 is 1.
  4. In thousands place, 4 minus 2 is 2.
Answer: 2102


Subtraction with regrouping:

Example:

  1. Start from ones place 7 minus 2 is 5.
  2. In the tens place 3 is less than 8, so 1 is borrowed from 0 which has borrowed 1 from 3. So the result in tens place is 13 minus 8 which is 5.
  3. In the hundreds place 0 becomes 9, the result is 3.
  4. In thousands place, 3 becomes 2 and the result is 1.
Answer: 1355


Directions: Subtract the following.
Question 1: 1559
- 903
Answer:

Question 2: 8712
- 396
Answer:

Question 3: 7452
- 2838
Answer:

Question 4: 9934
- 9069
Answer:

Question 5: 5167
- 4493
Answer:

Question 6: 2169
- 1887
Answer:

Question 7: 7670
- 3499
Answer:

Question 8: 5597
- 648
Answer:

Question 9: 9059
- 5194
Answer:

Question 10: 9143
- 3853
Answer:

Question 11: 5034
- 1418
Answer:

Question 12: 8817
- 8652
Answer:

Question 13: 893
- 594
Answer:

Question 14: 5289
- 1107
Answer:

Question 15: 8795
- 4007
Answer:

Question 16: 9166
- 4910
Answer:

Question 17: 7879
- 354
Answer:

Question 18: 7807
- 5307
Answer:

Question 19: 5241
- 718
Answer:

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