 In math, subtraction is the opposite of addition. Subtracting means that you’re taking something away from another number. You can subtract numbers using Google Sheets, and this article will show you how. If you’ve ever used a spreadsheet before, you probably know about the “add” feature that most programs have. But what if you need to do the opposite? Maybe you have one column of numbers and another with their prices; wouldn’t it be easier to find which ones are cheaper than the others? Or maybe you have a shopping list of items and want to see which ones are running low so that you don’t run out of any particular groceries. These are all examples of when subtracting is more useful than adding in Google Sheets. Let’s take a look at how!

## How To Subtract on Google Sheets

1. Click on the “add” function in the top-left corner of the spreadsheet.
1. In the “Add” box, enter a number you want to subtract from another number, and click on “Add”.
1. In the “subtract” box, enter a second number you want to take away from the first. Click on “subtract” to subtract this second number from the first one. The result will appear in the cell that was selected for addition in step 1, which means you can use this result as your answer!
1. Click on “clear” if you want to clear the answer again.
1. You can also use the “sum” function to find the sum of two numbers, which is useful for finding out how much money you have left after you have subtracted a certain number from a certain amount. To do this, select the cells that contain both numbers and click on “sum”. The result will appear in that cell, and it will be the same as the answer we just found in step 3!

## What is Subtraction in Math?

• Subtract means to take something away from another number.
• Subtraction is the opposite of addition.
• When you subtract numbers in Google Sheets, you’re taking something away from another number.
• When you subtract numbers in Google Sheets, you’re taking away one number from another one and leaving the rest of the number alone.
• Subtracting in Google Sheets means that you’re taking different numbers and leaving the rest of them alone when you add them up together.
• Subtraction is useful because it helps make a list of things that are similar or different, depending on what they are compared to other things that are left alone when they’re added up together.

## Benefits

1. ### Subtracting is more useful than adding

We all know what adding numbers together means. It’s easy to see how adding one number to another will give you a new number. But subtracting is a little different. You can’t just add the two rows and create a new row with the difference; instead, you have to add or subtract the two columns first. If you have a column of numbers and another column with their prices, then subtracting means that you’re going to be taking something away from the second column. This might seem like an elaborate process, but once you get used to it, it’s not too hard.

1. ### It’s easier when you’re not starting from scratch

The first thing that you need to do is create your spreadsheet. If you’ve never done it before, then this might seem like a lot of work; but once you have your spreadsheet set up the way that you want, the process is actually quite easy. This means that subtracting can be done quickly and easily: just copy an existing row and modify it so that the numbers in one of its columns are different from those in the other. This might seem like a bit of a hassle at first, but once you get used to it, it’s not too hard.

1. ### It’s easier when there are multiple rows with identical numbers

A common use for subtracting is to find which rows have identical numbers, and this can be useful because if there are any rows with identical numbers then they would all need to be changed if they were added together. For example, let’s say that we have two columns of numbers: one column has the total number of items in each type of product, while the other has their price (e.g., 9 eggs = \$0.44). If we add these two columns together (using “add”), we would get 9+9 = 18; however, if we subtract these two columns then we would get 0 + 0 = 0 – which is obviously a different value than 18! So in order to find the rows with identical numbers, we would need to subtract each row from itself.

1. ### It’s easier when you have a worksheet with different rows for each product type

So, let’s say that we have an inventory of products that are broken down into different categories: some products are only sold in bulk and others are sold individually. If we want to find the total number of items for each product type then we could just add all the numbers together (using “sum”) and then divide by the number of items in each category (using “divide”). However, there is a quicker way to do this: if we put down one row for each product type, then we can just subtract every item from its corresponding product type. For example, if our spreadsheet has two columns – one containing the number of eggs and one containing their price – then if we put down two rows in which the first row is eggs and their price is 0, while the second row is eggs and they cost \$0.44, then our spreadsheet would look like this.

## How to Find the Difference between Two Numbers in Google Sheets

• Open a new Google Sheets document, then click “File” and “New”.
• Type the numbers you want to find the difference between in the first row.
• In the second row, type “=” followed by your first number, then press Enter.
• In the third row, type “-” followed by your second number, then press Enter again.
• Choose a cell color that matches your numbers so that you can more easily differentiate them later on when you subtract them!

## Conclusion 