Use column subtraction to calculate
the following: 7,594 take away 482.
When we use column subtraction, we
subtract in columns. We start by subtracting the ones,
then the tens, the hundreds, and then the thousands. Let’s subtract. What is four ones subtract two
ones? Well, we know that four take away
two is two, so we can write the answer in the ones column. Now we can subtract the tens. We’ve got nine 10s, and we need to
take away eight 10s. Nine take away eight is one. So we’ve got one 10 left.
In the hundreds column, we’ve got
five 100s and we need to take away four. Five take away four is one. So we’ve got one 100 left. And in the thousands place, we’ve
got seven 1,000s and nothing to subtract, so we can just write the seven in the
thousands place. 7,594 take away 482 is 7,112. We used column subtraction to
calculate the answer.