Subtraction (minus) in Excel – Tutorial and Practice


With this free online tutorial, you will learn how to subtract numbers in excel.
Check out our Excel Basics tutorial where you can learn from start learning Excel’s fundamentals.

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Learn how to use subtraction in Excel with two simple steps

Subtract Values – Two steps formula
Step 1 – Always start a formula by using the = (equals) sign.
Step 2  Use the minus – (dash) sign to subtract values.

The formula should look like this:



Practice Subtraction

Let’s practice and learn how to subtract numbers:

Important links

  1. Excel Basics
  2. SUM function
  3. Other Basic Math in Excel:


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