# Subtractions Shortcuts

SO THAT IT WILL BE EASY FOR YOU TO UNDERSTAND SUBTRACTION SHORTCUTS

## SUBTRACTION BY NUMBERS CLOSE TO 100, 200, 300, 400, ETC.

250 - 96
= 250 - (100 - 4) (here, instead of subtracting 96 from 250, we are just subtracting 100 from 250 and then adding 4)
= 250 - 100 + 4 (Why adding? because the actual amount we have to subtract from 250 is 96. but we are subtracting 100. That means, we are subtracting 4 numbers more than we actually deserve. so our 250 will feel bad. so we should add that 4 to it:)
= 150 + 4
= 154

250 - 196
= 250 - (200 - 4)
= 250 - 200 + 4 (here also same. In order to subtract 196, we subtract 200 and adding 4)
= 50 + 4
= 54

Note : We can use this logic for any number. According to our convenience.

Lets see,

216 - 61 (Here i found it difficult to subtract 61 from 216)
= 216 - (100 - 39)  (So i just decided to subtract 100 to it and later will subtract the extra 39)
= 216 - 100 + 39 (Hey, see here. How about writing this 39 as 40 -1 ?)
= 116 + (40 - 1) (dont be confused. just practice this method and you will come to know how easy and efficient method it is :)
= 156 - 1
= 155

Subtraction of decimals
47 - 9.9 (How about dividing this 9.9 as 9 + 0.9 ??)
= 47 - (9 + 0.9)  we can write this as...
= 47 - 9 - 0.9
= 38 - 0.9
= 37.1

18.3 - 0.8
= 18 + 0.3 - 0.8
= (18 - 0.8) + 0.3
= 17.2 + 0.3
= 17.5

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8. Hi mam really nice article.. But i have to share one more tips for this article.
1. 250-96 now add 4 to right side so we will get 100, 250-100=150.. Now just Add the same number (4) in leftside which we used in rightside so answer is 154.
2. 216-61 add 39 in rightside to bring 100. 216-100=116 now add 39 to leftside (we can also use addition shortcut 40-1 here)..answer is 155. 3. 47-9.9 add 1 to leftside and rightside so answer is 37.1.
Note add the same number in leftside which is used in rightside. Thanks

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12. 216-61
216-(60+1)
216-60-1
156-1
155

13. 47-9.9
47-(10.0-0.1)
47-10.0+0.1
37+0.1
37.1

i think its better solution........

14. Could you plz tell me short trick for below questin
897210-336-46521-1249-63176=?

http://www.gr8ambitionz.com/2012/04/mental-maths-subtractions.html

2. Step 1: -336-46521=-46857
Step2; -46857-1249=-48106
Step3: -48106-63176=-111282
Step4: +897210-111282= 785928. ( - - = +).

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