# Subtracting Decimals – Definition With Examples

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Ben buys groceries for $\$$155.50. He hands the store clerk \$$500 and, in turn, gets$\$$344.50 back. Without the knowledge of decimals, knowing the exact amount he needed to pay for the groceries wouldn’t have been possible. Decimal numbers are numbers that have a decimal point in them. They have two parts: the first is the whole number (to the left of the decimal point), and the second is the fractional part (to the right of the decimal point). For example, Sam buys oranges for \$$3.50. Here,

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### Subtracting decimal number 1.33 from which number will give you 6.67 as the answer?

1.37
6.05
8
7.15
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To find the answer, you can add the other decimal number with the result.
Hence, the missing decimal number is 8.
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### Subtracting decimal number 79.98 from 298.20, gives the answer 216.30. Is the statement true or false? Explain.

True
False
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On subtracting decimal number 79.98 from 298.20, we get 218.22 and not 216.30
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### Subtract 11.239 from 36.1.

16.2
24.861
21.6
18.22
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First, we need to change decimal numbers to like-decimal numbers by adding zeros. So, 36.1 will be re-written as 36.100
Then: