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(sub, -)

A subtraction is the inverse of an addition. It is the combination of two numbers to produce their difference. Calcute implements it using either the sub function or, equivalently, the - (minus) operator.

sub(44; 33)

44 - 33 11

In a subtraction, the number from which a value is being subtracted is called a "minuend". The value that is subtracted is called the subtrahend. The result of a subtraction is called the "difference".

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