# In the problem 10 − 4 = 6, What's the correct term for the number 4?

The process of taking away or removing from a group is called subtraction. It is denoted by the symbol ( - ).

## Answer: In the problem 10 - 4 = 6, the correct term for the number 4 is subtrahend.

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**Explanation:**

The other words for subtraction are minus, take away, deduct, less, difference, and decrease.

There are three numbers that are parts of subtraction. They are called minuend, subtrahend, and difference.

### Thus, in the problem 10 - 4 = 6, the correct term for the number 4 is subtrahend.

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