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Naeem Afzal

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Hi teachers,

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

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

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

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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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