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What happens to the decimal in an subtraction problem?

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You bring it straight down.
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How do you subtract decimals?

align the decimals and subtract as you normally would. make sure after subtracting you bring the decimal down. replace empty space with zeros. for example: 1.340 - 1.3250 wi

How to subtract decimals?

You line up the decimals and simply subtract. Below is an example. 2.989-1.989= 2.989 1.989 --------- 1.000

How do you subtract a decimal from a fraction?

You can either convert the decimal to a fraction and then subtract (3/4 - 0.5 = 3/4 - 2/4 = 1/4), OR you can convert the fraction to a decimal and then subtract (3/4 - 0.5 = 0
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What is the rule of subtracting decimals?

Using the vertical subtraction, make sure the numbers are written with the decimal points aligned. Put a decimal point in the answer immediately under the other two decimal