1. ## the remainder

Hi teachers,

If you subtract 5 from 3, what's the remainder? Is it correct?

Many thanks.

2. ## Re: the remainder

Originally Posted by Naeem Afzal
Hi teachers,

If you subtract 5 from 3, what's the remainder? Is it correct? Perhaps. What is the remainder Naeem?

Many thanks.
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3. ## Re: the remainder

I'm sorry. I couldn't understand you.

If you subtract 5 from 3, the remainder is 2. Is it also correct?

4. ## Re: the remainder

Originally Posted by Naeem Afzal
If you subtract 5 from 3, the remainder is 2. Is it also correct?
No, 3 - 5 = -2.

5. ## Re: the remainder

Originally Posted by Naeem Afzal
I'm sorry. I couldn't understand you.

If you subtract 5 from 3, the remainder is 2. Is it also correct?
No, -2 is called the "difference". Remainders occur in division. If you divide 7 by 2, you get 3 with a remainder of 1.
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6. ## Re: the remainder

You can also say, "If you subtract 3 from 5, what's left?" (in BrE, at least).

If you subtract 3 from 5, you're left with 2.
5 minus 3 is 2.
5 minus 3 leaves 2.
5 take away 3 is/leaves 2.
3 from 5 is/leaves 2.

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