# Subtracting decimals

CCSS Math: 5.NBT.B.7

We'll start with simple problems like 0.9 - 0.8 and build to more complex problems like 12.6 - 8.89.

This article is designed to help you learn how to subtract decimals by letting you jump in and give it a try without being shown how to do it first.

The problems go from easy to more difficult, and along the way there are examples and explanations in case you get stuck. If you get confused, just think of it as a chance to learn!

Let's start by subtracting tenths.

### Problem set 1:

Beautiful! Let's move on to problems with whole numbers and tenths.

### Problem set 2:

Excellent! Let's move on to work with some larger numbers.

### Problem set 3:

Rockin'! Let's move on to some more difficult problems with whole numbers and tenths.

### Problem set 4:

Cool! Now let's subtract hundredths.

### Problem set 5:

Great! Let's move on to problems with whole numbers, tenths, and hundredths.

### Problem set 6:

Rockin'! Now we're ready to use bigger numbers.

### Problem set 7:

Sweet! Let's finish with some more challenging problems.