 How good are you at subtracting big numbers? More to the point, can you do it in Spanish?

# Math - Subtracting Big Numbers in Spanish

In this Spanish Medium Review quiz you will be looking at subtracting big numbers in Spanish. You were first introduced to doing math in Spanish in the Spanish Easy Review quiz series. Then in Spanish Medium Review you have been learning how to count into the millions. However, knowing the Spanish word for billions also means that you can count in the billions. To get this far alone in Spanish is quite an amazing accomplishment on your part! Still, it is always good to stretch that accomplishment even further. Math does just that for you!

In the sister Spanish Medium Review quiz to this quiz, titled Math – Adding Big Numbers in Spanish, you were given some of the details as to the rules regarding how to say and/or write out numbers in Spanish. For example, the number 300 is not tres cien or even tres cientos but, rather, is trescientos. If you have not already taken that sister quiz, please do so now as it will greatly aid you in being able to take this quiz.

In the sister quiz you were adding numbers together. Here you will be subtracting numbers. That should be easy enough don’t you think? Just take your time, concentrate on the order and form of each number. You’ll probably be surprised that it is easier than you first thought. Are you ready to test it? Then move on to the ten quiz problems!

1.
doscientos diez y ocho mil cuatrocientos veinte y tres – noventa mil ciento cincuenta y siete = ____
ciento veinte y ocho mil doscientos sesenta y seis
uno ciento veinte y ocho mil doscientos sesenta y seis
ciento y veinte y ocho mil doscientos sesenta y seis
ciento veinte y ocho mil dos cientos sesenta y seis
doscientos diez y ocho mil cuatrocientos veinte y tres – noventa mil ciento cincuenta y siete is (218,423 + 90,157 = 128,266). The second answer has improperly put the word one (uno) before ciento. This is not done in Spanish for one hundred. The third answer has improperly placed a 'y' between ciento and veinte. The last answer has improperly shown the number for 200 as it should be one word and not two words. The first answer is the number “28,266. It is correctly spelled, is the correct form and the correct number.
2.
trece mil novecientos setenta y cinco – diez mil novecientos sesenta y cinco = ____
treinta mil diez
tres mil diez
tres mil y diez
treinta mil y cero cientos diez
trece mil novecientos setenta y cinco – diez mil novecientos sesenta y cinco is (13,975 – 10,965 = 3,010). The first answer is the number 30,010. That is not correct. The third answer has improperly used a 'y' in the answer. The last answer is an improper way of saying the number. You do not say zero hundreds. The second answer is the number 3,010. It is the correct spelling, correct form and correct number.
3.
cuatro millones quinientos catorce mil ciento siete – ochocientos noventa y un mil trescientos cuarenta y cuatro = ____
tres millónes seiscientos veinte y dos mil setecientos sesenta y tres
tres millones sescientos veinte y dos mil setecientos sesenta y tres
tres millones seiscientos veinte y dos mil setecientos sesenta y tres
tres millones seiscientos veinte y dos setecientos sesenta y tres
cuatro millones quinientos catorce mil ciento siete – ochocientos noventa y un mil trescientos cuarenta y cuatro is (4,514,107 – 891,344 = 3,622,763). The first answer has improperly left the accent mark over the 'o' in millones. The second answer has misspelled the word for 600. The last answer is missing the word for thousand (mil). The third answer is the number 3,622,763. It is the correct spelling, correct form and correct answer.
4.
un millón trescientos cuarenta y un mil cien – setecientos doce mil novecientos once = ____
quinientos veinte y ocho mil ciento ochenta y nueve
setecientos veinte y ocho mil ciento ochenta y nueve
seiscientos veinte y ocho mil ciento ochenta y nueve
ochocientos veinte y ocho mil ciento ochenta y nueve
un millón trescientos cuarenta y un mil cien – setecientos doce mil novecientos once is (1,341,100 – 712,911 = 628,189). The first answer is the number 528,189. That is not correct. The second answer is the number 728,189. That too is not correct. The last answer is the number 828,189. Again, that is not correct. The third answer is the number 628,289. It is the correct spelling, correct form and correct number.
5.
diez y nueve mil cuatrocientos seis – diez y ocho mil cuatrocientos tres = ____
un mil tres
mil tres
mil y tres
tres mil
diez y nueve mil cuatrocientos sies – diez y ocho mil cutrocientos tres is (19,406 – 18,403 = 1,003). The first answer has improperly place an un before mil. This is not done in Spanish to represent 1,000. The third answer has improperly placed a 'y' between mil and tres. The last answer is the number 3,000 which is not correct. The second answer is the number 1,003. It is the correct spelling, correct form and correct answer.
6.
cien millones cien mil ciento uno – diez millones novecientos noventa y nueve mil novecientos noventa y nueve = ____
setenta y ocho millones cien mil ciento dos
setenta y nueve millones cien mil ciento dos
ochenta y ocho millones cien mil ciento dos
ochenta y nueve millones cien mil ciento dos
cien millones cien mil ciento uno – diez millones novecientos noventa y nueve mil novecientos noventa y nueve is (100,100,101 – 10,999,999 = 89,100,102). The first answer is the number 78,100,102 and that is not correct. The second answer is the number 79,100,102 and that too is not correct. The third answer is the number 88,100,102 which is also not correct. The last answer is the number 89,100,102. It is the correct spelling, correct form and correct number.
7.
veinte y cinco millones quinientos cincuenta y cinco mil cuatrocientos cuarenta y cuatro – veinte y cinco millones quinientos cincuenta y cinco mil cuatrocientos cuarenta y tres = ____
uno
cero
cien
mil
veinte y cinco millones quinientos cincuenta y cinco mil cuatrocientos cuarenta y cuatro – veinte y cinco millones quinientos cincuenta y cinco mil cuatrocientos cuarenta y tres is (25,555,444 – 25,555,443 = 1). The second answer is the number zero (0). That is not correct. The third answer is the number 100 and the last answer is the number 1,000. Both of these are also not correct. The first answer is the number 1.
8.
trescientos mil sesenta y siete – ciento diez = ____
doscientos noventa y siete mil novecientos cincuenta y siete
doscientos noventa y nueve mil novecientos cincuenta y siete
doscientos noventa y ocho mil novecientos cincuenta y siete
doscientos noventa y nueve mil novecientos cincuenta y ocho
trescientos mil sesenta y siete – ciento diez is (300,067 – 110 = 299,957). The first answer is the number 297,957 which is not correct. The third answer is the number 298,957 and it too is not the correct number. The last answer is the number 299,958. Again, it is not correct. The second answer is the number 299,957. It is the correct spelling, the correct form and the correct number.
9.
cinco billones trescientos noventa y un millones cien mil ochocientos quince – dos billones doscientos diez millones cuatrocientos veinte mil setecientos seis = ____
dos billones ciento ochenta millones seiscientos ochenta mil ciento nueve
tres billónes ciento ochenta millónes seiscientos ochenta mil ciento nueve
cuatro billones ciento ochenta millones seiscientos ochenta mil ciento nueve
tres billones ciento ochenta millones seiscientos ochenta mil ciento nueve
cinco billones trescientos noventa y un millones cien mil ochocientos quince – dos billones doscientos diez millones cuatrocientos veinte mil setecientos seis is 5,391,100,815 – 2,210,420,706 = 3,180,680,109). The first answer begins with 2 billion and the third answer begins with 4 billion, both of which are incorrect. The second answer shows an accent mark above the 'o' on billones and millones. The accent mark is dropped on the plural form of these words. The last answer is the number 3,180,680,109. It shows the correct spelling and form.
10.
catorce millones quientos mil – catorce millones quinientos mil = ____
diez
cien
uno
cero
catorce millones quinientos mil – catorce millones quientos mil is (14,500,000 – 14,500,000 = 0). The first answer is 10. The second answer is 100. The third answer is 1 and the last answer is 0.
Author:  Christine G. Broome