Function subtract #

Subtract two values, x - y. For matrices, the function is evaluated element wise.

Syntax #

math.subtract(x, y)

Parameters #

Parameter Type Description
x number | BigNumber | Fraction | Complex | Unit | Array | Matrix Initial value
y number | BigNumber | Fraction | Complex | Unit | Array | Matrix Value to subtract from x

Returns #

Type Description
number | BigNumber | Fraction | Complex | Unit | Array | Matrix Subtraction of x and y

Examples #

math.subtract(5.3, 2)        // returns number 3.3

const a = math.complex(2, 3)
const b = math.complex(4, 1)
math.subtract(a, b)          // returns Complex -2 + 2i

math.subtract([5, 7, 4], 4)  // returns Array [1, 3, 0]

const c = math.unit('2.1 km')
const d = math.unit('500m')
math.subtract(c, d)          // returns Unit 1.6 km

See also #

add

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