In this activity, you will learn how to subtract large numbers.
e.g. 62,474 - 58,321 = 4,153
Set the numbers out in columns and subtract vertically.
Always begin with the ones in each question.
In this question, 10,000 has to be 'borrowed' or 'regrouped' from 60,000 as we cannot take 8,000 away from 2,000.
When we carry across 10,000 to 2,000 we then create 12,000.
12,000 - 8,000 = 4,000
You will now solve a series of questions that require column subtraction.
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