# Subtraction Using Vedic Maths Shortcut

How to subtract without borrowing using Vedic Maths Shortcut?

## Explanation

Using Vedic Maths, you can easily subtract two large numbers without using the concept of borrowing numbers. All you have to remember is the base values. Proceed with the steps given below to do subtraction using the vedic math shortcuts. Lets take an example,
9 9 5 3 8 -
7 8 6 2 9 Step 1:

Subtract the right most digit of both values. Here 9 is greater than 8, so subtract 9 from the nearest base value.
10 - 9 = 1.
Add the resultant value with 8, 8 + 1 = 9
Last digit of the answer is 9. Step 2: If you have taken the complement previously, carry a dot to the preceding value. This dot means one
3 - 2 + 1 = 3 - 3 = 0 Step 3: 5 is less than 6, so the nearest base is 10.
10 - 6 = 4
Now add the 4 with 5, 4 + 5 = 9 Step 4: As we have taken complement, add one with the next value, 8 + 1 = 9,
9 - 9 = 0 Step 5: Now take the left most digit of both the numbers and subtract them.
9 - 7 = 2. Answer is, 99538 - 78629 = 20909 