The difference is, in subtraction, the number we get when we subtract the minuend from the subtrahend. So in 5-4=1, 1 is the difference. See also Minuend Subtraction Subtrahend This arithmetic-related article contains minimal information concerning its topic. You can help the Mathematics Wikia by adding to it. Retrieved from "https://math.wikia.org/wiki/Difference?oldid=23626" Categories: Arithmetic stubs Arithmetic Stubs Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.