SUBTRACTING Tenths And Hundredths

 

Subtracting tenths and hundredths together is very much like subtracting any combination of numbers. One must be very careful to line up the numbers by place value in order to get the correct remainder.

Notice in the illustration below how every tenth can also be written as a hundredth, This is very helpful when subtracting decimals.

5 tenths animation

.5

50 hundredths animation

.50

3 tenths animation

-.3

30 hundredths animation

-.30

20 tenths animation

.2

20 hundredths animation

.20

 

Notice in the example below how making the five tenths into fifty hundredths helps with lining up the numbers for subtraction.

 

 

.5

.50

Five tenths or fifty hundredths minus

.47

.47

Forty seven hundredths

.03

.03

Three hundredths

Notice in the example below how changing the whole number two to two and zero hundredths helps with lining up the numbers to subtract.

 

3.52

3.52

Three and fifty-two hundredths minus

2

2.00

Two or two and zero hundredths

1.52

1.52

One and fifty-two hundredths

 

 

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