Subtract operator

Category:Math

Subtract operator

Category: Math

Subtracts two numbers.

All programming languages support the basic arithmetic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of numbers.

Examples


// Subtract two numbers.
console.log(3-5);
var x=3;
var y=5;
console.log(x-y);

Syntax

___ - ___

Parameters

Name Type Required? Description
___ any Yes The operands can be a number, or a variable containing a number, or the number returned by a function, or the numeric result of the evaluation of an expression.

Returns

The difference of two numbers.

Tips

  • Operator precedence is the same as standard arithmetic - Expressions within a parentheses have the highest precedence, then multiplcation and division, then addition and subtraction.

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Syntax

num1 - num2;

Returns

a number, the result of subtraction

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