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Grade 2 - Mathematics
1.41 Subtracting Two Digit Numbers Horizontally


  1. Start by subtracting the numbers in ones place and then move to tens digit.
  2. If the subtrahend in ones place is less than minuend, we borrow 1 from the subtrahend in tens digit
  3. After borrowing the number in tens place is reduced by 1.

34 -19
Start subtracting numbers in ones place that is 4 and 9 .
Since 4 is less than 9, we borrow 1 from 3 and 3 becomes 2.
So we have 14-9 in ones place and 2-1 in tens place.
Answer: 15

Directions: What is the difference of two numbers. Also write atleast 5 examples of your own for subtraction without borrow and subtraction with borrow.
Q 1: 54 - 44 =

Q 2: 43 - 12 =

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