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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
  85736
- 69458
      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.
 
    62
  85736
- 69458
     78
 
Subtract 4 from 6 (6 - 4 = 2) and place the answer below the line in the column being subtracted.
 
    62
  85736
- 69458
    278
 
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
  85736
- 69458
   6278
 
Subtract 6 from 7 (7 - 6 = 1) and place the answer below the line in the column being subtracted.
 
  7 62
  85736
- 69458
  16278
 
Final answer
 
  85736
- 69458
  16278
 
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