Video: Subtracting Three-Digit Numbers Using Partial Difference

Find the difference by first subtracting hundreds. 741 − 300 = _

01:47

Video Transcript

Find the difference by first subtracting hundreds. 741 subtract 300 equals what?

The question tells us to find the difference by first subtracting hundreds. If we were to partition 741, how many hundreds would it have? Seven in 741 is worth 700. So we can partition 741 into 700 and 41. And then, we can subtract the hundreds: 700 take away 300. We know that seven take away three is four. So 700 take away 300 is 400. 741 take away 300 is 441.

There are no tens to subtract and no ones to subtract. We can show this using a place value chart. 741 take away 300. We have seven in the hundreds place. And we need to take away three hundreds. Seven take away three is four. 700 take away 300 equals 400. 741 subtract 300 equals 441.

Nagwa uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn more about our Privacy Policy.