What is Difference in Math

What is Difference in Math

The definition of difference is as follows:

  • It’s the result of subtracting one number from another;
  • It means how much one of the numbers is larger than the other;
  • It shows the quantitative difference between the two numbers.

The number being subtracted from is called the minuend. The number being subtracted is called the subtrahend.

To find the difference, you need to subtract the subtrahend from the minuend. Thus, the minuend decreases.

To find the minuend, you should add the difference to the subtrahend. To find the subtrahend, you need to subtract the difference from the minuend.

For example, 100-25=75. 75 is the difference.