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This example has been taken directly from the solution given by Basic Math Decoded to the formulated problem.

**85736 - 69458**

**Place one number above the other, so that the ones', tens', hundreds', thousands' places, and so on, are lined up. Draw a line under the bottom number.**

85736

__- 69458__

**Subtract 8 from 6. The digit being subtracted is larger than the digit above it, regroup digits by borrowing a digit from the next column on the left, subtract (16 - 8 = 8) and place the answer below the line in the column being subtracted.**

2

857~~3~~

**6**__- 6945__

__8__**8**

**Subtract 5 from 2. The digit being subtracted is larger than the digit above it, regroup digits by borrowing a digit from the next column on the left, subtract (12 - 5 = 7) and place the answer below the line in the column being subtracted.**

6

**2** 85~~73~~6

__- 694__

__5____8__

**7**8

**Subtract 4 from 6 (6 - 4 = 2) and place the answer below the line in the column being subtracted.**

**6**2

85~~73~~6

__- 69__

__4____58__

**2**78

**Subtract 9 from 5. The digit being subtracted is larger than the digit above it, regroup digits by borrowing a digit from the next column on the left, subtract (15 - 9 = 6) and place the answer below the line in the column being subtracted.**

7 62

**5**

__- 6__

__9____458__

**6**278

**Subtract 6 from 7 (7 - 6 = 1) and place the answer below the line in the column being subtracted.**

**7**62

__-__

__6____9458__

**1**6278

**Final answer**

85736

__- 69458__

16278