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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

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Origin of subtotal

First recorded in 1905–10; sub- + total
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British Dictionary definitions for subtotal

subtotal
/ (sʌbˈtəʊtəl, ˈsʌbˌtəʊtəl) /

noun

the total made up by a column of figures, etc, forming part of the total made up by a larger column or group

verb -tals, -talling or -talled or US -tals, -taling or -taled

to establish or work out a subtotal for (a column, group, etc)
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