# How do you simplify 4.19-2.016?

Dec 3, 2016

$2.174$

#### Explanation:

This is a normal subtraction of decimals.

Make sure that you write them with the decimal points aligned.
Convert 1 tenth to 10 hundredths to be able to subtract (borrow).

$\text{ "4.190" "rarr" } {4.18}^{1} 0$
$\text{ "ul(-2.016)" } \underline{- 2.016}$
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\ldots \ldots \ldots \ldots \ldots \ldots \ldots \ldots \ldots \ldots \ldots \ldots \ldots . .} \underline{2.174}$

Check:

$\text{ } 2.016$
$\text{ } \underline{2.174}$
$\text{ } \underline{4.190}$