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sciencesolve eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The subtraction is the mathematical operation that eliminates elements from a set.

The given subtraction represents a basic subtraction of integers, hence, you need to eliminate 3 elements out of the total number of 4.

Hence, take 4 objects of the same kind, count 3 elements and remove them to another location. The number of objects that are not eliminated represents the result of subtraction.

In your case, one element will remain, hence, the result of the subtraction 4 - 3 = 1.

dlarmstrong | Student

The correct answer to this is 1

malkaam | Student


In order to explain this question, take four pencils and put them in front of you. Now remove 3 since you have to subtract 3. How many are you left with? The answer is thus 1.

OR, if you have four candies, three of which you are giving to your friend, so you subtract 3 from 4, now you are left with only 1.

SO, 4-3=1

jess1999 | Student

4 - 3

To solve this problem you would need to know that this equation involves subtracting.

The answer to this is 1

Think of it as having 4 apples and having to take away 3 of it . That leaves you with only 1 apple left . This is the same concept that your dealing with in this equation.

Wiggin42 | Student

Subtraction is an arithmetic operation that is basically the opposite of addition. When subtracting two real whole numbers, the result should be less than either number you started with. The answer to 4 - 3 is 1. If you'd like to double check this, try adding 1 and 3 to see if you get 4. (Hint. You do.)

love-math | Student

You have 4 cars and I take 3 you will only have 1 car left.