**How to calculate 15 minus 12**

Here we will show you step-by-step how to calculate 15 minus 12 using the long subtraction method.

Before we continue, note that 15 is called the minuend and 12 is called the subtrahend.

To solve the problem 15 minus 12 using long subtraction, we first put the largest number on top and the smallest number at the bottom like this:

1 | 5 | |||||||

- | 1 | 2 | ||||||

Then you subtract the ones digits (5 - 2 = 3) like this:

1 | 5 | |||||||

- | 1 | 2 | ||||||

3 |

Next you subtract the tens digits (1 - 1 = 0) like this:

1 | 5 | |||||||

- | 1 | 2 | ||||||

0 | 3 |

And that's it. The problem with the answer is displayed below:

**15 - 12 = 3**

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