# Scala Set -() method with example

The -() method is utilized to creates a new set with a given element removed from the set.

Method Definition: def -(elem: A): Set[A]

Return Type: It returns a new set with a given element removed from the set.

Example #1:

 `// Scala program of -()  ` `// method  ` ` `  `// Creating object  ` `object` `GfG  ` `{  ` ` `  `    ``// Main method  ` `    ``def` `main(args``:``Array[String])  ` `    ``{  ` `        ``// Creating a set  ` `        ``val` `s``1` `=` `Set(``4``, ``1``, ``5``, ``3``, ``2``, ``100``)  ` `         `  `        ``// Applying -() method  ` `        ``val` `result ``=` `s``1``.-(``100``) ` `             `  `        ``// Display output ` `        ``print(result)    ` `         `  `    ``}  ` `}  `

Output:

```Set(5, 1, 2, 3, 4)
```

Example #2:

 `// Scala program of -()  ` `// method  ` ` `  `// Creating object  ` `object` `GfG  ` `{  ` ` `  `    ``// Main method  ` `    ``def` `main(args``:``Array[String])  ` `    ``{  ` `        ``// Creating a set  ` `        ``val` `s``1` `=` `Set(``41``, ``12``, ``23``, ``43``, ``1``, ``72``)  ` `         `  `        ``// Applying -() method  ` `        ``val` `result ``=` `s``1``.-(``1``) ` `             `  `        ``// Display output ` `        ``print(result)    ` `         `  `    ``}  ` `}  `

Output:

```Set(41, 12, 72, 43, 23)
```

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