Contemporary Mathematics for Busin...

8th Edition
Robert Brechner + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305585447



Contemporary Mathematics for Busin...

8th Edition
Robert Brechner + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305585447
Textbook Problem

Subtract the following numbers.

Subtract 5,868 from 10,918

To determine

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


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.


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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