## When you subtract the answer is called?

The first value is the minuend. The second value (the one you are subtracting) is called the subtrahend. The answer in a subtraction problem is called the difference. Actually, you probably should remember that the answer to a subtraction problem is called the difference.

**What is the answer to a subtraction problem called the difference?**

The answer to a subtraction problem is called the difference because it is the difference between the two number in the problem.

**How do you label a subtraction problem?**

The part you start with is called the minuend. The part being taken away is called the subtrahend. The part that is left after subtraction is called the difference. In the problem 5 – 3 = 2, the number 5 is the minuend, the number 3 is the subtrahend, and the number 2 is the difference.

### What is the purpose of subtraction?

Subtraction is the term used to describe how we ‘take away’ one or more numbers from another. Subtraction is also used to find the difference between two numbers. Subtraction is the opposite of addition. If you have not already done so, we recommend reading our addition page.

**Where do we use subtraction in everyday life?**

Parents and caregivers also add or subtract when determining the right dosage of medication for a child’s weight, measuring how much a child has grown, helping count coins in a piggy bank or keeping score during baseball games.

**What are the subtraction rules?**

Steps on How to Subtract IntegersFirst, keep the first number (known as the minuend).Second, change the operation from subtraction to addition.Third, get the opposite sign of the second number (known as the subtrahend)Finally, proceed with the regular addition of integers.

## What are the three parts of subtraction?

The minuend, subtrahend and difference are parts of a subtraction problem. In the subtraction problem, 7 – 3 = 4, the number 7 is the minuend, the number 3 is the subtrahend and the number 4 is the difference.

**What are the 4 properties of subtraction?**

Properties of IntegersInteger PropertyAdditionSubtractionCommutative Propertyx + y = y+ xx – y ≠ y – xAssociative Propertyx + (y + z) = (x + y) +z(x – y) – z ≠ x – (y – z)Identity Propertyx + 0 = x =0 + xx – 0 = x ≠ 0 – xClosure Propertyx + y ∈ Zx – y ∈ Z1 more row

**What is the easiest way to teach subtraction?**

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### Why is subtraction so hard?

Subtraction is hard for a number of reasons. That alone makes the operation tricky. A student could read any number of very different word problems and be expected to recognize that many of them require subtraction to be solved. Also, the strategies for solving large subtraction problems are complicated.

**How do you explain subtraction to first graders?**

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**How do you teach long subtraction?**

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## How do you explain long subtraction?

Long subtraction is a method for subtracting numbers. Long subtraction involves writing the numbers to be subtracted one underneath another, so the digits are in columns. The numbers are subtracted a column at a time. Many numbers of any length (including decimals) can be subtracted in this way.

**How do you explain subtraction to a child?**

How to teach your child the subtraction factsStep 1: Break it up. Don’t overwhelm your child with all of the subtraction facts at once. Step 2: Visualize and strategize. Step 3: Practice those facts until they’re mastered. Step 4: Mix those facts with other facts.

**How do you explain subtraction?**

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### Why subtract negative is positive?

Rule 3: Subtracting a negative number from a negative number – a minus sign followed by a negative sign, turns the two signs into a plus sign. So, instead of subtracting a negative, you are adding a positive. So we’re changing the two negative signs into a positive, so the equation now becomes -2 + 4.

**Why when you subtract a negative is positive?**

Subtracting a number is the same as adding its opposite. So, subtracting a positive number is like adding a negative; you move to the left on the number line. Subtracting a negative number is like adding a positive; you move to the right on the number line.

**Why do 2 negatives make a positive?**

When you multiply a negative by a negative you get a positive, because the two negative signs are cancelled out.

## Do 2 negatives make a positive?

When you have two negative signs, one turns over, and they add together to make a positive. If you have a positive and a negative, there is one dash left over, and the answer is negative.

**Do 2 negatives make a positive when multiplying?**

When you multiply two negative numbers or two positive numbers then the product is always positive. 3 times 4 equals 12. Since there is one positive and one negative number, the product is negative 12. Now we have two negative numbers, so the result is positive.