# Subtract

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Math Operations

Used mainly for describing actions in basic math calculations. Children learn how to subtract numbers in elementary school.
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Beyond Numbers

Can describe reducing anything in quantity, not just numerical values. If you subtract three apples from the basket, how many are left?
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Negative Result

Subtracting a larger number from a smaller one gives a negative result. Subtract 5 from 3, and you end up with negative two.