## Prealgebra (7th Edition)

$583-279=304$
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. $\ \ \ 583$ $\underline{-279}$ Borrow from the tens postion and subtract $13-9=4$ The subtrahend in the tens position is now 7. Subtract $7-7=0$ The subtrahend in the hundreds position is 5. Subtract $5-2=3$ Write the result of each subtraction in its proper position for its place value. The zero in the tens position cannot be dropped.