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subtraction

noun abstraction, ademption, decrease, decrement, deduction, diminution, exception, lessening, reduction, removal, shortening, shrinkage, subduction, withdrawal
See also: curtailment, decrease, decrement, deduction, diminution, discount, exception, exclusion, removal

SUBTRACTION. The act of withholding or detaining anything unlawfully.

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To Insure Perfect Solutions Minuend minus Subtrahend equals Difference or Minuend - Subtrahend Difference TIPS .
Regard the remainder of the successive subtraction (here, 5) as representing nadi and regard the integer part of the division by the subtrahend (here, 57) as representing vinadi.
This problem shows that the digit in the ones place value of the subtrahend (7) is larger than the corresponding digit (3) in the minuend.
This could be accomplished by creating a new Gain Basis, utilized solely as the subtrahend in the computation of gain from the disposition of depreciable property.
We addressed the 200 NCs with addends and subtrahends from 0 to 9.
This rule, however, does not help teachers understand the changes made to the minuend or the subtrahend.
Low-stress subtraction involves renaming the minuend and writing it between the original minuend and the subtrahend before subtracting individual digits (Hutchings 1975).
This process does not necessarily mean that they perform an algorithmic check, such as adding the difference to the subtrahend to be sure that the sum is the minuend.
In this next vignette, Jackie, a third grader who had already had experiences with subtraction, used an abstraction of the meaning of the minuend and subtrahend to create her own method of subtracting quantities.
The traditional algorithm for subtraction in the United States involves "borrowing," or regrouping, from the minuend, the quantity from which the subtrahend is subtracted.
Math Flash addresses the 200 number combinations with addends and subtrahends from 0 to 9.
Students' answers to some of the problems show that they were capable of finding missing addends or subtrahends.