# SSAT Elementary Level Math : How to subtract

## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : How To Subtract

Explanation:

Write 342.  Write 31 just below it, with the 3 under the 4, and the 1 under the 2.  Now subtract straight down, starting on the right side.

### Example Question #2 : How To Subtract

Explanation:

The bottom is the same in both fractions. This means that we can subtract straight across for the top numbers.  The bottom number remains the same.

### Example Question #3 : How To Subtract

Find the difference.

Explanation:

Subtract the ones , then the tens, then the hundres place.  The difference is 414.

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### Example Question #8 : How To Subtract

Find the difference.

Explanation:

Line up the digits vertically. When subtracting the digits in the ones place, you will need to borrow a ten, so the 8 in the tens place becomes a 7 and the 1 in the ones place becomes 11. Now subtract the digits in the ones place . Now subtract the digits in the tens place . The difference is 55.

### Example Question #3 : How To Subtract

Derrick saw nine birds sitting on a tree branch. Three flew away. Then two more flew away. How many birds are on the tree branch now?

Explanation:

Six are left, then two more flew away: .

Four birds are left on the branch.

### Example Question #10 : How To Subtract

Find the difference between 327 and 531.