Video: Subtracting Decimals

Kathryn Kingham

What is the result of 3.7 − 2.4?

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Video Transcript

What is the result of 3.7 minus 2.4?

To solve this question, we’ll want to align up both of our numbers vertically, aligning their decimal points. From here, we’ll subtract what’s in the tenth place on the bottom from what’s in the tenth place on the top.

We can say seven minus four equals three. We definitely make sure to bring down our decimal point. And from there, we can say three minus two equals one. The result of 3.7 minus 2.4 is 1.3.

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