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# What do you do when subtracting decimals and the bottom number is bigger than the top number?

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## Answer

###### Wiki User

###### 04/28/2010

It means the answer will be negative. (Because you're taking away more than you're starting with.)

Go ahead and subtract the smaller number from the bigger one, and then make the result negative.

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