# Decimal Subtraction Worksheets

How to Subtract Decimal Values- Out of all four arithmetic operations, applying the addition and subtraction on decimal values is the easiest. Adding or subtracting decimal values is much similar to that when adding or subtracting whole numbers, all you need to take care of is the decimal point. To get a grab of subtraction of decimal values, we can use an example and learn subtraction of decimal values through it. Example: Subtract 34.32 from 56.45.You can write this subtraction sum as a vertical sum;
56.45
- 34.32
______
Once you have written the subtraction sum into a vertical sum by carefully placing each of the digits in their rightful places, you can proceed with the subtraction. Make sure you place the decimal point right below the decimal point in the sum;
56.45
- 34.32
______
22.13
If positioning the decimal at the right place is a struggle for you, there is another method you can use to place the decimal point at its accurate position. If the number of digits in both the numbers is the same, you place the decimal point after the same number of digits in the answer. If the number of digits after the decimal point in two values is not the same, you take the number with higher number of digits after the decimal value to accurately place the decimal point in the answer.

• ### Basic Lesson

Demonstrates how to subtract decimals up to thousandths 0.001. 1. Subtract the digits from right to left. 2.Place decimal point directly below starting position.

• ### Intermediate Lesson

Works students step-by-step through decimal subtraction.

• ### Independent Practice 1

Asks students to subtract decimals. The answers can be found below.

• ### Independent Practice 2

20 more problems to reinforce skills.

• ### Homework Worksheet

Reviews decimal subtraction for students to work on at home.

• ### Skill Quiz

Features 10 problems. A math scoring matrix is included.

• ### Homework and Quiz Answer Key

Answers for the homework and quiz.

• ### Lesson and Practice Answer Key

Answers for both lessons and both practice sheets.

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