   Chapter 3, Problem 18AT ### Contemporary Mathematics for Busin...

8th Edition
Robert Brechner + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305585447

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Chapter
Section ### Contemporary Mathematics for Busin...

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

# Perform the indicated operation for the following.$78.14-$9.52

To determine

To calculate: The difference of the decimal numbers $78.14 and$9.52.

Explanation

Given Information:

The provided decimal numbers are $78.14 and$9.52.

Formula used:

To subtract the decimal numbers, follow steps shown below:

Step 1: Align the decimal points vertically and to make the number of digits equal to throughout, put 0 to the empty space.

Step 2: Perform the subtraction same way it is performed on the whole numbers and keep the decimal point align as it is.

Calculation:

Consider the decimal numbers as provided, $78.14 and$9.52.

Now, as per the step number one align the decimal point.

78.149.52_

Now, put 0 at empty space to make the number digits after and before the decimal point equal:

78

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