# Subtracting large numbers from smaller numbers

##### *2020-01-24 18:10*

Sometimes, when you are subtracting large numbers, the top digit in a column is smaller than the bottom digit in that column. In that case, you need to borrow from the next column to the left. Borrowing is a twostep process: Subtract 1 from the top number in the column directly to the left.Jan 12, 2011 Subtracting a Larger Number From a Smaller One: learn how to subtract a larger number from a smaller number. MiniTranscript: find the difference between the two numbers and then make your answer subtracting large numbers from smaller numbers

This selection will show you how to subtract two numbers. This selection can be sort of fun too, because it can show you how to subtract together very, very large numbers that can have up to 30 digits each! Type in your numbers into the boxes below, then click Subtract them! . Try some really large numbers if