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Subtraction (-)

The subtraction operator (-) subtracts the two operands, producing their difference.

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Syntax

x - y

Examples

Subtraction with numbers

5 - 3     // 2
3 - 5     // -2

Subtraction with non-numbers

'foo' - 3 // NaN

Specifications

Browser compatibility

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Subtraction
1
12
1
3
3
1
4.4
18
4
10.1
1
1.0
1.0
0.10.0

See also

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https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference/Operators/Subtraction