# Subtraction

- Symbol: -

- The binary operation of finding the difference between two quantities. In arithmetic, subtraction is not commutative, i.e. , nor associative, .

- The identity element is 0 only when it is on the right hand side, i.e. .

**See also: **Addition, Difference, Division, Minuend, Multiplication, Subtrahend.

**Subjects: ** Algebra