# Model Subtraction

How can you subtract 0.58 from 1.72? Remember to keep digits lined up by place value and their decimal points.

**STEP 1**
Identify the place value of each digit.

**STEP 2**
Line up the digit by its place value.

**STEP 3**
Subtract, starting from the right. Regroup if need to.

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