Prealgebra (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321955048
ISBN 13: 978-0-32195-504-3

Chapter 1 - Review - Page 89: 15



Work Step by Step

Working left to right, subtract the corresponding digits in each place value. If necessary borrow 10 from the next higher place value position to avoid a negative result. $\ \ \ 462$ $\underline{-397}$ Borrow from the tens postion and subtract $12-7=5$ The subtrahend in the tens position is now 5. Borrow from the hundreds postion and subtract $15-9=6$ The subtrahend in the hundreds position is now 3. Subtract $3-3=0$ Write the result of each subtraction in its proper position for its place value. The leading zero in the hundreds position can be dropped.
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