Subtracting one object from another to create a hole

Probably a simple question for most experienced users!
Example, flat plate with a solid pipe running all the way through it.
I would like to subtract the pipe from the plate to leave the hole running through.

For me, not easy to work out a simple way to achieve, can anyone guide me through please, preferably with screen shots.

Thank you in advance.

have you tried with the Boolean feature?


Thank you very much for the swift response to the question.
I know it would be fairly obvious and straight forward, I need to spend more time on the software!

Once again thank you