# Documentation/Calc Functions/RAWSUBTRACT

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## Function name:

RAWSUBTRACT

## Category:

Mathematical

## Summary:

Subtracts a set of numbers and gives the result without eliminating small roundoff errors.

## Syntax:

RAWSUBTRACT(**Minuend**; **Subtrahend 1**[; **Subtrahend 2**][; … ;[ **Subtrahend 254**]])

## Returns:

Subtracts the subtrahend(s) from the **Minuend** without eliminating roundoff errors and returns a real number.

## Arguments:

**Minuend**(required) is a real number or a reference to a cell containing that number from which numbers are to be subtracted.

**Subtrahend 1[; Subtrahend 2][; ... ;[ Subtrahend 254]]** are real numbers or references to cells containing that numbers which will be subtracted from **Minuend**. At least one subtrahend is required.

The function should be called with at least two parameters.

## Additional details:

None

## Examples:

Formula | Description | Returns |
---|---|---|

=RAWSUBTRACT(0.987654321098765;0.9876543210987) | difference between two numbers | 6.50590692430342E-14 |

=RAWSUBTRACT(6.50590692430342) | at least 2 arguments required so function returns an error value | Err:511 |

## Related LibreOffice functions:

## ODF standard:

None

## Equivalent Excel functions:

None