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Details for problem "Columnar subtraction"

Quickname: 9777

Suitable for K-12 grades: Grade 3 Grade 4

Elementary School, Primary School.


Columnar addition of multiple subtrahends.


Columnar addition of multiple subtrahends. (Example for this math problem)


A series of natural positive numbers hass to be subtracted from a minuend in written columnar form.

The number of subtrahends and the number of places for the minuend and subtrahends can be chosen.

With respect to borrows, it may be specified that

- no borrows may occur
- borrows may only occur every other digit, so that a column where a borrow has been incorporated will never produce another borrow
- borrows may randomly occur.

The method shown in the solution is the Austrian method.

Topics: Arithmetic Elementary arithmetic Whole Numbers

Tags: Subtraction

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Customization options for this problem

Possible values
Number of problems
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Number of subtrahends
1, 2, 3
Number of places
2, 3, 4
never, max every other digit, yes

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Columnar addition of multiple summands.

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