## subtractions

Use **subtractions** in a sentence

Noun

- plural form of
*subtraction*

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- (i.) Additions and
**subtractions**are performed from left to right. - Hence we can separate the numbers from the common unit, and replace 3 lb - I - 5 lb - 7 lb +2 lb by (3+5-7+2) lb, the additions and
**subtractions**being then performed by means of an addition-table. - (vii.) The only exception that may be made to the above rule is that an expression involving multiplication-dots only, or a simple fraction written with the solidus, may have the brackets omitted for additions or
**subtractions**, provided the figures are so spaced as to prevent misunderstanding. - (i.) The logical result of the commutative law, applied to a succession of additions and
**subtractions**, is to produce a negative quantity-3s. - (vi) Distributive Law, that multiplications and divisions may be distributed over additions and
**subtractions**, e.g.

- subtractest
- subtracteth
- subtracting
- subtraction
- subtractions

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