My Definition

Key Characteristics

The following are true of a subtrahend:

  • A subtrahend is the number being subtracted from another number or quantity.

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

  • Subtrahends may be polynomials.


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

Subtrahend Activity


Difference, minuend, sum, and addend.

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

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