## Grade 1 Subtraction

In this part, we will explain grade 1 subtraction without borrowing.

In subtraction, we require two digits. If the first digit is larger than the 2nd then we can subtract quickly, such subtraction is known as subtraction of a number without borrowing.

On the second hand, the subtraction is denoted by a minus (-) and we place this sign between the two numbers.

### Grade 1 Subtraction Examples

**Example 1:How many stars are in the below image? If there are 3 purple stars then how many are yellow stars?**

**Solution :**

By counting the stars, we can say that there are a total of 8 stars.

Total stars = 8

Purple stars = 3

So, if we remove purple stars from the total we will get yellow stars.

Removing means subtraction.

8 – 3 = 5

Yellow stars = 5