# subtraction

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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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The sum of these two numbers should equal the minuend.
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.
So, just as it does today, utilizing the current law basis as the minuend in the computation of loss would prevent the taxpayer from having a second opportunity to receive the tax benefit of unclaimed allowable depreciation deductions in the form of a tax loss whether or not they provided tax benefits.
Numerical subtraction problem with the unknown in the minuend.
In subtraction, doing the opposite step--for example, adding if you subtracted--only works for the minuend, not the subtrahend.
in the tens and/or hundreds columns) of the minuend, the student borrows all the way to the left.
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.
Addition/subtraction combinations (ASC): This measure assesses students' ability to correctly write the answers to addition and subtraction facts (sums or minuends ranging from 0-18).

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