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# Long Subtraction Calculator

To find the difference of two numbers, enter the first and second number in required input boxes and click calculate button using long subtraction calculator

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## Long subtraction calculator

Long subtraction calculator is used to find the difference between two numbers. This tool takes the whole numbers and decimal numbers to take the difference.

## How to do long subtraction?

Follow the below steps to find the difference of two numbers.

**Step 1: **Write the larger number on top and smaller number on bottom.

For example, if 234 & 435 is given

4 2 5

__2 3 4__

**Step 2: **Write the numbers in a sequence such as the ones digits of both numbers comes in the same column, similarly, tens, hundreds, thousands, etc.

**Step 3:** If there is a decimal point, it must be written after the ones digit.

For example, if 234 & 435.12 is given

4 3 5. 1 2

__2 3 4. 0 0__

**Step 4:** Start subtracting from right to left and write the answer of each difference in the bottom of the columns.

**Step 5:** If the upper number is smaller than the lower number, then take the carry from the left most digit.

^{3}~~4 ~~ ^{12}~~2~~ 5

__ 2 3 4__

1 9 1

**Step 6: **If the upper number is smaller than the lower number, calculate the result according to taking the larger number upside and smaller one on the bottom. After that write a negative sign with the result.

For example, 123 – 430

4 ^{2}~~3~~ ~~0~~^{10}

__1 2 3__

3 0 7

Hence, **123 – 430 = -307**