Adding and Subtracting Decimals

Learn all about adding decimals and subtracting decimals in this free basic math lesson.

Subtracting Decimal Numbers

On the previous page, you saw that adding numbers with decimals is a lot like adding other numbers. The same is true for subtracting numbers with decimals. If you can subtract large numbers, you can subtract numbers with decimals too!

Click through the slideshow to learn how to subtract decimals.

Try This!

Try solving these problems to practice subtracting decimal numbers.

5.85 - 2.73 =
84.50 - 2.30 =
99.90 - 67.40 =

Assessment

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