In this worksheet, we will use column subtraction to subtract 5 digit numbers.

*For Example:*

Subtract the numbers, remembering to regroup if needed.

1. Begin with the ones column. Regroup so the 5 in the tens column becomes 4 and the 3 in the ones column becomes 13, so 13 - 4 = 9.

2. Moving to the tens column, regroup the 6 in the hundreds column to 5 and the 4 in the tens column to 14, so 14 - 7 = 7.

3. Next look at the hundreds column. Regroup so that the 3 in the thousands column becomes a 2 and the 5 in the hundreds column is 15, so 15 - 9 = 6.

4. Subtract the thousands, 2 -1 = 1.

5. Subtract the ten thousands, so 5 - 2 = 3.

Answer: 31679