## a - b = c

The terms involved in a** subtraction** are called:** the minuend, a,** and** the subtrahend, b**. The result, **c**, is called** the difference**.

### Properties of the Subtraction of Natural Numbers

## 1.

**No closure**:

The result of** subtracting two natural numbers** is not always another** natural number**.

2 − 5 ∉

## 2.

No commutative:

5 − 2 ≠ 2 − 5

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