## How to Subtract Decimals?

#### How to Subtract Decimals?

**Step 1:**Align the decimal points.

**Step 2:**Subtract the Ones.

**Step 3:**Subtract the Tenths.

See working examples below.

#### 1. Bob has 0.3 kg of butter and Bill has 0.8 kg of butter.

How much more butter has Bill than Bob?

Subtract 0.3 and 0.8

0.8 − 0.3 = ?

Bill has 0.5 kg more butter than Bob.

0.8 − 0.3 = ?

Bill has 0.5 kg more butter than Bob.

#### 2. Bob has 0.8 L of milk and Bill has 2.3 L of milk.

How much more milk has Bill than Bob?

Subtract 0.8 from 2.3

2.3 − 0.8 = ?

Bill has 1.5 L more milk than Bob.

2.3 − 0.8 = ?

Bill has 1.5 L more milk than Bob.

#### 3. Bob has 3.5 kg of flour and Bill has 2.67 kg of flour.

How much more flour has Bob than Bill?

Subtract 2.67 from 3.5

3.5 − 2.67 = ?

Bob has 0.83 kg more flour than Bill.

3.5 − 2.67 = ?

Bob has 0.83 kg more flour than Bill.

#### 4. Serena had $20 at first.

How much money had she left after spending $12.34 at a stationery shop?

Sum of money at first = $20.00

Sum of money spent = $12.34

$20 = $20.00

Sum of money left = $20.00 − $12.34

= $7.66

She had $7.66 left.

= $7.66

She had $7.66 left.