# Subtraction of Algebraic Terms

## Definition

A mathematical operation of subtracting an algebraic term from another algebraic term is called the subtraction of algebraic terms.

A basic subtraction method is used in algebra to subtract an algebraic term from another algebraic term. Two algebraic terms are written one after one but a minus sign ($-$) is placed between them to perform subtraction of them.

### Subtracting terms

Like and unlike terms are two types of algebraic terms but the subtraction method is same for both types of terms. However, there is a little bit difference between them in the result obtained from the subtraction.

Learn how to subtract two like algebraic terms.

Learn how to subtract two unlike algebraic terms.

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