# real analysis – Subtract equations: Confusion about what is meant here

I am referring to
this document on Backlund transformations.

In this paper, one has equations (50),
begin{align*} (w_1+w_0)_x&=2lambda_1+frac{1}{2}(w_1-w_0)^2\ (w_2+w_0)_x&=2lambda_2+frac{1}{2}(w_2-w_0)^2 end{align*},
and equations (51),
begin{align*} (w_{12}+w_1)_x&=2lambda_1+frac{1}{2}(w_{12}-w_1)^2\ (w_{21}+w_2)_x&=2lambda_2+frac{1}{2}(w_{21}-w_2)^2 end{align*},

Then it is said:

subtract the difference of eqns (50) from the difference of eqns (51) to give
$$0=4(lambda_2-lambda_1)+frac{1}{2}((w_{12}-w_1)^2-(w_{21}-w_2)^2-(w_1-w_0)^2+(w_2-w_0)^2)$$

I do not understand what is meant.
What do I have to subtract from what?
I am confused.