Subtraction of Algebraic Terms

subtracting 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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