What is minuend and subtrahend? I would like the definition to these two words for a math problem and my teacher does not know what they mean.


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Find the nearest unabridged dictionary. Your library will have one if your classroom does not (or even if your classroom does). Look up these words. The dictionary will have a good definition, and will tell you whence they came. These words have been around for a while.

There is an on-line dictionary here, which has definitions and etymology of minuend and subtrahend.

In brief, a subtraction problem is
  minuend - subtrahend = difference

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