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Subtracting Decimals

Let's Learn About How to Subtract Decimals with Mr. Ace Math!


Hello Math Aces! Welcome to another fun and exciting math adventure with Mr. Ace Math! Today, we’re diving into the world of decimals, specifically, how to subtract decimals. Whether you're a decimal newbie or looking to polish your skills, you're in the right place!

What Are Decimals?

Decimals are numbers with a point (.) called a decimal point. They help us to show values that are smaller than one, like 0.5 (half) or 0.25 (a quarter). Understanding decimals is super important in math, and knowing how to subtract them will make you a true Math Ace!

Steps for Subtracting Decimals

Here's our example:  4.8 - 2.36

1. Line up the decimal points:


2. Bring down the decimal point in the answer.








3. Annex zeros. Place a zero in any blank spaces to the right of the decimal point. 



4. Subtract like you normally do, making sure you start from the right column. 















So, 4.8- 2.36 = 2.44. Easy peasy!


Practice Makes Perfect!

The best way to master how to subtract decimals is to keep practicing. Try these steps with different numbers, and soon you'll be subtracting decimals with confidence!


Watch and Learn

For a detailed lesson with more subtracting decimals examples, watch our full video lesson here. It’s packed with tips and tricks to help you become a decimal subtraction expert.


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That’s it for today, Math Aces! Keep practicing, and soon subtracting decimals will be a breeze. Remember, math is fun, and the more you practice, the better you get.


See you in math class,


~Mr. Ace

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