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Subtracting monomials worksheet

Subtracting monomials worksheet with answers.

Examples

See the definition of like terms.

See the coefficient of the monomial.

Example 1.

Subtract the monomials

46b - 41b

Solution.

46b - 41b = 5b

The answer: 5b.

Example 2.

Subtract the following monomials

36b5 - 16b5

Solution.

36b5 - 16b5 = 20b5

The answer: 20b5.

Example 3.

Subtract the following monomials

-10b8 - 9c7 - 7b8 - 6c7

Solution.

-10b8 - 9c7 - 7b8 - 6c7 =
(-10b8 - 7b8) + (-9c7 - 6c7) =
-17b8 - 15c7

The answer: -17b8 - 15c7.

Example 4.

Subtract the following monomials

17c3 + 16d2 - c3 - d2

Solution.

17c3 + 16d2 - c3 - d2 =
(17c3 - c3) + (16d2 - d2) =
16c3 + 15d2

The answer: 16c3 + 15d2.

See Subtraction of monomials worksheet.