Learn about Subtraction of four digit numbers, 4 digit subtraction without borrowing, 4 digit subtraction with borrowing

**Subtraction of four digit number without borrowing**

**Question 1**

Subtract the following:

**Explanation**

Subtracting the digits at ones place

2 – 1 = 1

Subtracting the digits at tens place

6 – 5 = 1

Subtracting the digits at hundreds place

4 – 4 = 0

Subtracting the digits at thousands place

7 – 3 = 4

Hence, the difference is 4011

**Question 2**

Subtract the following

**Explanation**

Subtracting the digits at ones place

6 – 4 = 2

Subtracting the digits at tens place

7 – 3 = 4

Subtracting the digits at hundreds place

2 – 0 = 2

Subtracting the digits at thousands place

9 – 8 = 1

Hence, the difference is 1242

**Subtraction of four digit number with borrowing**

**Question 1**

Subtract the following:

**Explanation**

If we want to Subtract the digits at ones place, we have

3 – 5

But 5 is greater than 3

We would need to borrow 1 from 5 in tens place

3 in ones place would now become 13 and 5 in tens place would be reduced to 4

So, 13 – 5 = 8

Subtracting the digits at tens place

4 – 4 = 0

Subtracting the digits at hundreds place

5 – 2 = 3

Subtracting the digits at thousands place

7 – 3 = 4

Hence, the difference is 4308

**Question 2**

Subtract the following:

**Explanation **

If we want to Subtract the digits at ones place, we have

5 – 6

But 6 is greater than 5

We would need to borrow 1 from 3 in tens place

5 in ones place would now become 15 and 3 in tens place would be reduced to 2

So, 15 – 6 = 9

If we want to Subtract the digits at tens place, we have

2 – 7

But 7 is greater than 2

We would need to borrow 1 from 5 in hundred place

2 in tens place would now become 12 and 5 in hundred place would be reduced to 4

So, 12 – 7 = 5

If we want to Subtract the digits at hundred place, we have

4 – 8

But 8 is greater than 4

We would need to borrow 1 from 8 in thousand place

4 in hundred place would now become 14 and 8 in thousand place would be reduced to 7

So, 14 – 8 = 6

Subtracting the digits at thousands place

7 – 2 = 5

Hence, the difference is 5659