How to subtract decimals that have different numbers of decimal places
Example: Subtract 11.48 - 3.2756
- Write the number that is being subtracted from. Write the number that is
being subtracted below the the first number so that the decimal point of the bottom
number is directly below and lined up with the top decimal point.
- Add zeros to the right side of the decimal with fewer decimal places so that
each decimal has the same number of decimal places.
- Subtract the bottom number from the top number.