 # Subtracting 1-Digit Number | One Digit Subtraction Examples | How to Subtract Two One-Digit Numbers?

In One Digit Subtraction, we will subtract or minus one-digit numbers and find the difference between them. In Subtracting 1 Digit Numbers both the minuend and subtrahend are 1 digit numbers. Go through the entire article to be familiar with the terms related to subtraction and the symbol used etc. Furthermore, learn how to subtract one-digit numbers with solved examples listed.

## What is meant by Subtraction?

In Maths to Subtract is to take away from a group or number of things. On Subtracting the number of things in the group become less or reduce. The symbol – is called the minus and the number after the symbol must be subtracted from the number before it.

Terms used in the Subtraction are Minuend, Subtrahend, Difference. For Example: In 6-2, 6 is the minuend and 2 is the subtrahend and 4 is the difference

### How to Subtract Two One-Digit Numbers?

Follow the simple process listed below to find the difference between two one-digit numbers. They are in the below fashion

• Form as many strokes as in the number equal to minuend and subtract the strokes of the subtrahend.
• Count the number of strokes left after striking out and that’s the result.

### Subtracting One-Digit Numbers Examples

Example 1.

Find 7-2?

Solution:
Follow the steps listed below to understand the subtraction of one-digit numbers 7 and 2.
From 7 strokes take away 2 and cancel the strokes. Count the number of strokes left after the cancellation. Thus, 5 strokes are left.
Thus, 7-2 is 5
We can read 7-2=5 as Seven minus Two is Equal to 5 or Seven Less two is Five.

Example 2.

Subtract 8-5?
Solution:
Follow the given steps and also see the picture to understand the one-digit subtraction of numbers 8-5

Form 8 strokes take away 5 and cancel the strokes Count the number of strokes left after cancellation. There are 3 strokes left.
Thus, we can say 8-5 =3
We can read 8-5=3 as Eight Minus Five is Three or Eight less Five is Three.

Example 3.

Find 3-3?
Solution:
Go through the simple steps listed below and also the picture to know how to subtract 3-3
Form 3 strokes take away 3 and cancel them Count the number of strokes leftover without cancellation and that is the result.
As there are no strokes left 3-3=0
We can read 3-3=0 as Three Minus Three is Zero or Three Less Three is Zero.

Example 4.

Subtract 9-5?
Solution:
Follow the simple steps provided below to understand the subtraction of numbers 9 and 4 