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Step 7: Subtracting A Bigger Number From A Smaller

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Oh, one last point of interest is when you need to subtract a larger number from a smaller one.

Using either Method, make the larger number the minuend and the smaller one the subtrahend proceed as you would to solve for the difference and then just place a "-" sign in front of your answer. How neat is that.
 
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cute kitty1 year ago
this is aaaaaaawwwwwwwweeeeeeesssssssooooooommmmmmmeeeeeee it saved my life if there was not this thing i would die by my teacher!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Everyone out. I have to poop. This is amazing. Why were we not taught this method?
arcticpenguin (author)  mwassenhoven3 years ago
Mostly because of a conspiracy from teachers to stretch the little we need to learn into decades of boring classrooms. LOL
North American teaching methods believe the system they taught us is far superior to this European technique. Like-wise with whole word language learning. Don't get me started. LOL

Rhamza4 years ago
Wow, thank you so much for posting this. it is remarkably easy to subtract without paper now. much much better! Thanks!
 
scurtindale4 years ago
Amazing! This is so awesome. I tried it and it works so easily and without any effort. I tried to do some really long problems and i didnt even need to write. Thanks. Im gonna forget the American way! LOL