In this tutorial, you will learn how to subtract in Excel.

Excel makes it simple to add and subtract; all you need to do is build a short formula. Just keep in mind that all formulae in Excel start with the equal symbol (=), and you can build them using the formula bar.

The tutorial will show you how simple it is to add or subtract using Excel.

Once ready, we’ll get started by utilizing real-world examples to show you how to subtract in Excel.

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## Subtract in Excel

Before we begin we will need a group of data to be used to subtract in Excel.

### Step 1

### Step 2

In this example, we want to know the differences in marks for all students. We can simply subtract the exam marks by inputting this formula =C2-B2.

### Step 3

Once you are done, apply the formula to the rest of your cells and your excel will look like this.

### Summary

That’s all there is to it. You are welcome to copy the example spreadsheet below to see how it is done. The most crucial lesson is to enjoy yourself while doing it.

In this tutorial, I covered how to subtract in Excel.