# 10 Interesting Facts About Subtraction Every Kid Should Know

Mathematics is a subject of interest only if you can get your hands on it correctly. But, if you are someone on the other side of the boat, you will end up hating this subject. Like the author herself. Anyway! Subtraction is not that bad of a concept of mathematics. This article will cover some of the major facts about subtraction.

Here are all the facts about subtraction that kids should learn.

1. The minus sign is the symbol of subtraction.
1. Smaller subtractions can be done horizontally (like writing 8 – 5 = 3).  You can literally count it on your fingers and write your answer.
1. Subtracting zero leaves a number unchanged. Let’s understand this with an example. Take the number 10, now we will subtract it from 0. (10 – 0 = 10)
1. Bigger subtractions use columns.
1. Subtracting 1 gives the number before it (like 8 – 1 = 7).
1. Minuend – Subtrahend = Difference. Let’s assume we have an example.

8 – 3 = 5

Here 8 is the minuend, 3 is the subtrahend, and 5 is the difference.

1. If you only know the difference and subtrahend, add them to find the minuend.

Okay, again we will take an example.

Now we will have to add 250 + 123 to find the minuend. In this case, it is 373. Now you can see (373 – 250 = 123).

1. To find the missing starting number (minuend), add the difference to the subtrahend.
1. The formula of a subtraction is Minuend – Subtrahend = Difference.
1.   Evidence suggests humans have been using math concepts since around 30,000. There are markings on animal bones that seem to be tally marks.

## FAQ

What are the three parts of subtraction?

The three parts of subtraction are minuend, subtrahend, and difference.

What is the subtraction facts 8?

Subtracting from 8: 8 – 0 = 8, 8 – 1 = 7, 8 – 2 = 6, 8 – 3 = 5, 8 – 4 = 4.
Subtracting 8: 10 – 8 = 2, 11 – 8 = 3, 12 – 8 = 4, 13 – 8 = 5, 14 – 8 = 6.

Who is the father of subtraction?

Mathematical concepts like subtraction weren’t invented by one person but developed over time by many civilizations.

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