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Textbook Problem

Subtract the following numbers.

Subtract 5,868 from 10,918

To determine

To calculate: The difference of 10,918 and 5,868.

Explanation

Given information:

The given numbers are 10,918 and 5,868.

Formula used:

Steps for subtracting whole number,

Step 1: Line up the place values by writing the whole numbers in columns - units, tens, hundreds, thousands, and so on.

Step 2: Starting from the right with the units column, subtract the digits in each column.

Step 3: A digit must be borrowed from the column to the left of the working column, if the column cannot be subtracted.

Calculation:

To subtract the given numbers, align the numbers as,

   10,918   5,868_

Subtract 8 from 8 in the units column and write the result 0 under the units column.

   10,918   5,868_            0

In tens column 6 cannot be subtracted from 1, so borrow 10 from the hundreds column.

Subtract 6 from 11 and write 5 under the tens column

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