## What minus X equals Y calculator

Use the calculator below to find what you can subtract X to get Y. This calculator will help you solve step by step the equation where you already have two numbers but need to find the last one to make it complete.

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## What is minus?

Minus simply means to subtract. It is also called, subtraction, subduction, difference, deduction, withhold, decrease, take, diminish and detract.

## Parts of Subtraction

Every subtraction problem is made up of 3 parts. The parts include; minuend, subtrahend, difference, minus sign and equal sign.

X – Y = Z

X: Minuend

Y: Subtrahend

Z: Difference

-: Minus symbol

=: Equals symbol

## How to solve what minus X equals Z

Step 1: Form the Equation

A – X = Z

Step 2: Add X on both Sides

A – X + X = Z + X

Step 3: Simplify the equation

A = Z+ X

Let us look at how to solve X minus Y using examples

### Example 1: What minus 200 equals 50?

Step 1: A – 200 = 50

Step 2: A- 200 + 200 = 50 +200

Step 3: A =50 + 200

Step 4: A = 250

Therefore 250 minus 200 equals 50

### Example 2: What minus 10 equals 42?

Step 1: A- 10 = 42

Step2: A- 10 + 10 = 42 +10

Step 3: A = 42 +10

Step 4: A = 52

Therefore 52 minus 10 Equals 42

### Example 3: What minus 149 equals 280?

Step 1: A – 149 = 280

Step 2: A – 149 + 149 =280 +149

Step 3: A = 280 + 149

Step 4: A = 429

## Tips

·        Subtraction means to take away a portion

·         You can also call subtraction the opposite of addition

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