My Definition

Key Characteristics

The following are true of a minuend:

  • A minuend is any number from which another number or quantity is subtracted.

  • Minuends may be whole numbers, fractions, decimals, integers, real numbers, and imaginary numbers.

  • Minuends may be polynomials.


Use the link below to further study examples of a minuend.

Minuend Activity


Difference, subtrahend, sum, and addend.

Difference, Subtrahend, Sum, and Addend are non-examples.

TEKS: This term is not explicitly covered in the Mathematics TEKS.