What is Minuend?
The number in a subtraction sentence from which we subtract another number is called a minuend.
A subtraction sentence consists of 3 numbers:
Minuend, Subtrahend and Difference
Minuend is the first number in a subtraction sentence. We subtract subtrahend from the minuend to get the difference.
In the column method of subtraction, we regroup the numbers if the minuend is smaller than the subtrahend, that is, the number we want to subtract is higher than the number from which it is subtracted. In such a case, we borrow 1 from the next higher place to regroup the numbers. It makes the value of minuend higher than the subtrahend and makes it possible to subtract the subtrahend from the minuend.
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