## 4-Digit Subtraction Sentences

### Subtraction Equations: Learn

An equation is a mathematical statement such that the expression on the left side of the equals sign (=) has the same value as the expression on the right side. An example of an equation is 6000 - 4000 = 2000.

One of the terms in an equation may not be know and needs to be determined. Often this unknown term is represented by a letter such as x. (e.g. x - 4000 = 2000).

The solution of an equation is finding the value of the unknown x. To find the value of x we can use the additive equation property which says: The two sides of an equation remain equal if the same number is added to each side.

Example:

x | - | 5000 | = | 7000 |

+5000 | +5000 | |||

x | = | 12000 |

Check the answer by substituting (12000) for x in the original equation. The answer is correct if the expressions on each side of the equals sign have the same value.

12000 - 5000 = 7000

7000 = 7000 (Correct!)

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