Subtraction Worksheets

Welcome to the Subtraction Worksheets page at Math-Drills.com where you will get less of an experience than our other pages! This page includes Subtraction worksheets on topics such as five minute frenzies, one-, two-, three- and multi-digit subtraction and subtracting across zeros.

Subtraction has been around for several years now... well maybe more than a few, so it's probably a good thing for students to learn. People experience subtraction every minute of their lives from banks and the government taking away your money to the cookies in the jar mysteriously disappearing. With a good knowledge of subtraction, you can understand why your bank account reaches zero and do something to prevent it from happening.

Some students do have difficulty with subtraction, so take it easy on them. Help them to learn their addition facts first. Once they know those, they will need a few more strategies to successfully subtract. Teaching with manipulatives like base ten blocks or cereal or insects in the park can help students gain a deeper understanding of subtraction. The subtracting worksheets on this page are meant to support good teaching practices, so only use them for independent learning if students are practising skills they already know.

We use the words, minuend, subtrahend and difference on this page. Please refer to the following, so you know which word means which part of a subtraction question.

Minuend - Subtrahend = Difference

Most Popular Subtraction Worksheets this Week

Subtracting 3-Digit from 3-Digit Numbers With Some Regrouping (49 Questions)

Subtraction Facts Tables

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Five minute subtraction frenzies are timed practice charts that help students develop subtraction fact recall speed. These charts are similar to the addition and multiplication frenzy charts, but due to the nature of how subtraction works, we could not focus solely on the single digit fact families. For example, you might get questions like 18 - 4 = 14. You also have to be aware that you must subtract the row number from the column number to get a positive number (or zero). Other than that, they should be a nice way to practice some mental subtraction. As with most of these pages, please only use them as a timed activity with students who will experience success. If a student does not have the necessary skills to complete a frenzy in under five minutes, you may need to take a different approach to how you deliver this page. For all others, students should be able to complete this page in under five minutes with a 98% or greater accuracy and improve their time as they get more practice.

  • Five Minute Subtraction Frenzies Five Minute Subtraction Frenzy (Minuends 9 to 18; Subtrahends 0 to 9) Five Minute Subtraction Frenzy (Minuends 29 to 38; Subtrahends 10 to 19) Five Minute Subtraction Frenzy (Minuends 41 to 50; Subtrahends 16 to 25)

Most of the subtraction tables in this section are meant to be used as a reference for students learning their subtraction facts. After a while, most students will remember the facts and recall them easily when completing math problems.

  • Subtraction Facts Tables 0 to 11 Subtraction Facts 0 to 11 in Grey Subtraction Facts 0 to 11 in Color Subtraction Facts 0 to 11 with Facts Highlighted Subtraction Facts 0 to 11 in Montessori Colors Subtraction Facts 0 to 11 in Montessori Colors with Facts Highlighted
  • Subtraction Facts Tables 1 to 12 Subtraction Facts Tables in Gray 1 to 12 Subtraction Facts Tables in Color 1 to 12 Subtraction Facts Tables in Montessori Colors 1 to 12 Subtraction Facts 1 to 12 with Facts Highlighted Subtraction Facts 1 to 12 in Montessori Colors with Facts Highlighted
  • Compact Subtraction Facts Tables Compact Subtraction Table (Filled) Compact Subtraction Table (Blank)

Single-Digit Subtraction Facts

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Subtracting single-digit facts is a skill that students generally learn after or while they are learning single-digit addition facts. The subtraction worksheets in this section are meant to be used for practice, testing or with teacher guidance. They will not teach students how to subtract or what the connection is between addition and subtraction; for that, students require a teacher or parent.

Some students might find it easier to start with subtraction facts with minuends (the first number) limited to 9 or lower. This way, they don't need to count across 10 eliminating that extra pesky digit... for now.

  • Subtracting Single-Digit from Single-Digit Numbers 100 Subtraction Questions with Minuends up to 9 64 Subtraction Questions with Minuends up to 9 25 Subtraction Questions with Minuends up to 9

In relation to addition facts, the following worksheets cover the facts from 0 to 9, and the worksheets after that cover the addition facts from 1 to 9. The minuends are the amounts to be subtracted from, so a minuend of 18 means that both the subtrahend (the amount being subtracted) and the difference will be 9. The worksheets marked with an asterisk (*) include all possible questions in a random order on each version of the worksheet.

  • Subtraction Facts from (0 − 0) to (18 − 9) Subtraction Facts from (0 − 0) to (18 − 9) (100* Questions) ✎ Subtraction Facts from (0 − 0) to (18 − 9) (81 Questions) ✎ Subtraction Facts from (0 − 0) to (18 − 9) (64 Questions) ✎ Subtraction Facts from (0 − 0) to (18 − 9) (50 Questions) ✎ Subtraction Facts from (0 − 0) to (18 − 9) (25 Large Print Questions) ✎ Subtraction Facts from (0 − 0) to (18 − 9) (12 Very Large Print Questions) ✎
  • Subtraction Facts from (2 − 1) to (18 − 9) (No Zeros) Subtraction Facts from (2 − 1) to (18 − 9) (100 Questions) ✎ Subtraction Facts from (2 − 1) to (18 − 9) (81* Questions) ✎ Subtraction Facts from (2 − 1) to (18 − 9) (64 Questions) ✎ Subtraction Facts from (2 − 1) to (18 − 9) (50 Questions) ✎ Subtraction Facts from (2 − 1) to (18 − 9) (25 Large Print Questions) ✎ Subtraction Facts from (2 − 1) to (18 − 9) (12 Very Large Print Questions) ✎
  • Subtraction Facts with Minuends from 10 to 18 100 Subtraction Questions with Minuends from 10 to 18 and All Regrouping (100 Questions) 64 Subtraction Questions with Minuends from 10 to 18 and All Regrouping (64 Questions) 25 Subtraction Questions with Minuends from 10 to 18 and All Regrouping (25 Large Print Questions)

Sometimes students just need to reinforce a single number at a time which is where these worksheets come in. There are three sets of worksheets in this section, each with a different number of questions. The last set is the most interesting as there are no questions repeated. Eleven and Twelve have been included as they are essentially subtracting by 10 and 1 or 2 more.

  • Subtracting Individual Focus or Target Facts (50 Questions per Page) Subtracting 0 (50 Questions) ✎ Subtracting 1 (50 Questions) ✎ Subtracting 2 (50 Questions) ✎ Subtracting 3 (50 Questions) ✎ Subtracting 4 (50 Questions) ✎ Subtracting 5 (50 Questions) ✎ Subtracting 6 (50 Questions) ✎ Subtracting 7 (50 Questions) ✎ Subtracting 8 (50 Questions) ✎ Subtracting 9 (50 Questions) ✎ Subtracting 10 (50 Questions) ✎ Subtracting 11 (50 Questions) ✎ Subtracting 12 (50 Questions) ✎
  • Subtracting Individual Focus or Target Facts (25 Questions per Page) Subtracting Zero (0) (25 Large Print Questions) ✎ Subtracting One (1) (25 Large Print Questions) ✎ Subtracting Two (2) (25 Large Print Questions) ✎ Subtracting Three (3) (25 Large Print Questions) ✎ Subtracting Four (4) (25 Large Print Questions) ✎ Subtracting Five (5) (25 Large Print Questions) ✎ Subtracting Six (6) (25 Large Print Questions) ✎ Subtracting Seven (7) (25 Large Print Questions) ✎ Subtracting Eight (8) (25 Large Print Questions) ✎ Subtracting Nine (9) (25 Large Print Questions) ✎
  • Subtracting Individual Focus or Target Facts with Differences of 0 to 99 (100 Unique Questions per Page) Subtracting One (1) with Differences 0 to 99 (100 Unique Questions) ✎ Subtracting Two (2) with Differences 0 to 99 (100 Unique Questions) ✎ Subtracting Three (3) with Differences 0 to 99 (100 Unique Questions) ✎ Subtracting Four (4) with Differences 0 to 99 (100 Unique Questions) ✎ Subtracting Five (5) with Differences 0 to 99 (100 Unique Questions) ✎ Subtracting Six (6) with Differences 0 to 99 (100 Unique Questions) ✎ Subtracting Seven (7) with Differences 0 to 99 (100 Unique Questions) ✎ Subtracting Eight (8) with Differences 0 to 99 (100 Unique Questions) ✎ Subtracting Nine (9) with Differences 0 to 99 (100 Unique Questions) ✎ Subtracting Ten (10) with Differences 0 to 99 (100 Unique Questions) ✎ Subtracting Eleven (11) with Differences 0 to 99 (100 Unique Questions) ✎ Subtracting Twelve (12) with Differences 0 to 99 (100 Unique Questions) ✎
  • Horizontally Arranged Subtraction Facts with Minuends to 18 Horizontal Subtraction Facts with Minuends to 18 (100 Questions) ✎ Horizontal Subtraction Facts with Minuends to 18 (50 Questions) ✎ Horizontal Subtraction Facts with Minuends to 18 (25 Questions; Large Print) ✎
  • Horizontally Arranged Subtracting 1 to 5 from 1 to 10 Horizontal Subtracting 1 to 5 from 1 to 10 (100 Questions) ✎ Horizontal Subtracting 1 to 5 from 1 to 10 (50 Questions) ✎ Horizontal Subtracting 1 to 5 from 1 to 10 (25 Questions; Large Print) ✎
  • Horizontally Arranged Subtracting 1s and 2s from Single-Digit Minuends Horizontal Subtracting Ones from Single-Digit Minuends (25 per page) ✎ Horizontal Subtracting Twos from Single-Digit Minuends (25 per page) ✎
  • Horizontally Arranged Subtracting Individual Focus Facts Horizontal Subtracting 0s (100 per page) ✎ Horizontal Subtracting 1s (100 per page) ✎ Horizontal Subtracting 2s (100 per page) ✎ Horizontal Subtracting 3s (100 per page) ✎ Horizontal Subtracting 4s (100 per page) ✎ Horizontal Subtracting 5s (100 per page) ✎ Horizontal Subtracting 6s (100 per page) ✎ Horizontal Subtracting 7s (100 per page) ✎ Horizontal Subtracting 8s (100 per page) ✎ Horizontal Subtracting 9s (100 per page) ✎
  • Horizontally Arranged Subtracting Pairs of Individual Focus Facts Horizontal Subtracting 0s and 1s (100 per page) ✎ Horizontal Subtracting 2s and 3s (100 per page) ✎ Horizontal Subtracting 4s and 5s (100 per page) ✎ Horizontal Subtracting 6s and 7s (100 per page) ✎ Horizontal Subtracting 8s and 9s (100 per page) ✎
  • Subtracting a Number from Itself Subtracting a Number from Itself (Range 1 to 20)

The make ten subtraction strategy involves "spliting" the subtrahend (amount being subtracted) into two parts. The first part should be the exact amount that will reduce the minuend (the first number) to ten (or multiple of ten as the case may be) and the second part is the leftover amount. The strategy helps students internalize a mental strategy for subtracting across tens. For example, with the question 15 - 9, students first recognize that they need to subtract 5 to get 10, so they split the 9 into 5 and 4. Subtracting 5 from 15 results in 10 and subtracting 4 more results in 6, so 15 - 9 = 6. This strategy can be used any time students need to subtract "over" a multiple of ten and there are many worksheets in this section to practice it. For example, subtracting 84 - 8, students recognize that they must subtract 4 from 84 to get 80 which leaves 4 more to subtract from 80 to get 76.

  • Make Ten Strategy Worksheets with 10 and Multiples of 10 Make 10 Subtraction Strategy Make 20 Subtraction Strategy Make 30 Subtraction Strategy Make 40 Subtraction Strategy Make 50 Subtraction Strategy Make 60 Subtraction Strategy Make 70 Subtraction Strategy Make 80 Subtraction Strategy Make 90 Subtraction Strategy Make Multiples of 10 Subtraction Strategy

Long Subtraction Worksheets

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Try teaching a mental math strategy for subtraction called counting up. Here is how it is done:

Start with the second number (the subtrahend) and count up by tens until you find the closest value to the first number (the minuend). Keep track of how many tens you counted. Add or subtract a single digit number to get the minuend exactly then adjust the tens by that amount. For the question, 84 - 35, start at 35, and count, 45, 55, 65, 75, 85 (five tens) and one down to get 84. Five tens minus one is 49. For the question 65 - 22, start at 22 and count, 32, 42, 52, 62 (four tens) and three up to get 65. Four tens and three is 43. The previous examples used two-digit numbers, but the strategy can swiftly be modified for larger numbers. How far can your students go with it? Here is an example with three-digit numbers:

Let's use the question 927 - 648. First, count up by hundreds to 948 (that's 300). Then count down by tens to 928 (that's -20). Finally count down by ones to 927 (that's one). 300 - 20 - 1 = 279. That's almost easier than adding!

The multi-digit or long subtraction worksheets in the first part of this section are classic long subtraction worksheets with randomly generated numbers. Regrouping should be necessary about half of the time. Versions with ALL regrouping and NO regrouping follow. If you would like to see numbers with thousands separators, look a little further down and choose the appropriate version for your location.

  • Subtracting up to 3-Digit Numbers with Some Regrouping Subtracting 2-Digit from 2-Digit Numbers with Some Regrouping ✎ Subtracting 2-Digit from 3-Digit Numbers with Some Regrouping ✎ Subtracting 3-Digit from 3-Digit Numbers with Some Regrouping ✎ 3-Digit Expanded Form Subtraction Subtracting 3-Digit from 4-Digit Numbers with Some Regrouping ✎
  • Subtracting up to 3-Digit Numbers with Some Regrouping (Large Print) Subtracting 1-Digit from 2-Digit Numbers with Some Regrouping ( Large Print ) ✎ Subtracting 2-Digit from 2-Digit Numbers with Some Regrouping ( Large Print ) ✎ Subtracting 1-Digit from 3-Digit Numbers with Some Regrouping ( Large Print ) ✎ Subtracting 2-Digit from 3-Digit Numbers with Some Regrouping ( Large Print ) ✎ Subtracting 3-Digit from 3-Digit Numbers with Some Regrouping ( Large Print ) ✎ Subtracting 1- to 3-Digit from 1- to 3-Digit Numbers with Some Regrouping ( Large Print ) ✎ Subtracting 3-Digit from 4-Digit Numbers with Some Regrouping ( Large Print ) ✎
  • Subtracting 4- to 9-Digit Numbers with Some Regrouping Subtracting 4-Digit from 4-Digit Numbers with Some Regrouping ✎ Subtracting 4-Digit from 5-Digit Numbers with Some Regrouping ✎ Subtracting 5-Digit from 5-Digit Numbers with Some Regrouping ✎ Subtracting 5-Digit from 6-Digit Numbers with Some Regrouping ✎ Subtracting 6-Digit from 6-Digit Numbers with Some Regrouping ✎ Subtracting 6-Digit from 7-Digit Numbers with Some Regrouping ✎ Subtracting 7-Digit from 7-Digit Numbers with Some Regrouping ✎ Subtracting 7-Digit from 8-Digit Numbers with Some Regrouping ✎ Subtracting 8-Digit from 8-Digit Numbers with Some Regrouping ✎ Subtracting 8-Digit from 9-Digit Numbers with Some Regrouping ✎ Subtracting 9-Digit from 9-Digit Numbers with Some Regrouping ✎
  • Subtracting 4- to 6-Digit Numbers with Some Regrouping (Large Print) Subtracting 4-Digit from 4-Digit Numbers with Some Regrouping ( Large Print ) ✎ Subtracting 4-Digit from 5-Digit Numbers with Some Regrouping ( Large Print ) ✎ Subtracting 5-Digit from 5-Digit Numbers with Some Regrouping ( Large Print ) ✎ Subtracting 5-Digit from 6-Digit Numbers with Some Regrouping ( Large Print ) ✎ Subtracting 6-Digit from 6-Digit Numbers with Some Regrouping ( Large Print ) ✎

For students who need a little extra help with lining things up, these long subtraction worksheets have the digits spaced farther apart on a grid. The answer keys also show the carrying values to help diagnose where things went wrong (but hopefully they won't).

  • Long Subtraction Worksheets with Grid Support 2-Digit Minus 2-Digit Subtraction With Grid Support 3-Digit Minus 2-Digit Subtraction With Grid Support 3-Digit Minus 3-Digit Subtraction With Grid Support 4-Digit Minus 3-Digit Subtraction With Grid Support 4-Digit Minus 4-Digit Subtraction With Grid Support 5-Digit Minus 4-Digit Subtraction With Grid Support 5-Digit Minus 5-Digit Subtraction With Grid Support 6-Digit Minus 5-Digit Subtraction With Grid Support 6-Digit Minus 6-Digit Subtraction With Grid Support 2- to 4-Digit Minus 2- to 4-Digit Subtraction With Grid Support 3- to 6-Digit Minus 3- to 6-Digit Subtraction With Grid Support

The next long subtraction worksheets include questions that require regrouping at every step. They can be frustrating and difficult for students who are not familiar with the concept of subtraction. Try showing them with base ten blocks how regrouping works.

  • Subtracting up to 3-Digit Numbers with All Regrouping Subtracting 1-Digit Numbers with ALL Regrouping ✎ Subtracting 2-Digit Numbers with ALL Regrouping ✎ Subtracting 3-Digit Numbers with ALL Regrouping ✎
  • Subtracting up to 3-Digit Numbers with All Regrouping (Large Print) Subtracting 1-Digit Numbers with ALL Regrouping ( Large Print ) ✎ Subtracting 2-Digit Numbers with ALL Regrouping ( Large Print ) ✎ Subtracting 3-Digit Numbers with ALL Regrouping ( Large Print ) ✎
  • Subtracting 4- to 8-Digit Numbers with All Regrouping Subtracting 4-Digit Numbers with ALL Regrouping ✎ Subtracting 5-Digit Numbers with ALL Regrouping ✎ Subtracting 6-Digit Numbers with ALL Regrouping ✎ Subtracting 7-Digit Numbers with ALL Regrouping ✎ Subtracting 8-Digit Numbers with ALL Regrouping ✎
  • Subtracting 4- to 6-Digit Numbers with All Regrouping (Large Print) Subtracting 4-Digit Numbers with ALL Regrouping ( Large Print ) ✎ Subtracting 5-Digit Numbers with ALL Regrouping ( Large Print ) ✎ Subtracting 6-Digit Numbers with ALL Regrouping ( Large Print ) ✎

Some students require a little extra help when learning to subtract large numbers. These subtraction worksheets include questions where the regrouping step has been eliminated. This might help students learn a subtraction algorithm before learning about regrouping.

  • Subtracting up to 3-Digit Numbers with No Regrouping Subtracting 2-Digit from 2-Digit Numbers with NO Regrouping ✎ Subtracting 2-Digit from 3-Digit Numbers with NO Regrouping ✎ Subtracting 3-Digit from 3-Digit Numbers with NO Regrouping ✎ Subtracting 2-Digit from 4-Digit Numbers with NO Regrouping ✎ Subtracting 3-Digit from 4-Digit Numbers with NO Regrouping ✎
  • Subtracting up to 3-Digit Numbers with No Regrouping (Large Print) Subtracting 2-Digit from 2-Digit Numbers with NO Regrouping ( Large Print ) ✎ Subtracting 2-Digit from 3-Digit Numbers with NO Regrouping ( Large Print ) ✎ Subtracting 3-Digit from 3-Digit Numbers with NO Regrouping ( Large Print ) ✎ Subtracting 2-Digit from 4-Digit Numbers with NO Regrouping ( Large Print ) ✎ Subtracting 3-Digit from 4-Digit Numbers with NO Regrouping ( Large Print ) ✎
  • Subtracting 4- to 9-Digit Numbers with No Regrouping Subtracting 4-Digit from 4-Digit Numbers with NO Regrouping ✎ Subtracting 5-Digit from 5-Digit Numbers with NO Regrouping ✎ Subtracting 6-Digit from 6-Digit Numbers with NO Regrouping ✎ Subtracting 7-Digit from 7-Digit Numbers with NO Regrouping ✎ Subtracting 8-Digit from 8-Digit Numbers with NO Regrouping ✎ Subtracting 9-Digit from 9-Digit Numbers with NO Regrouping ✎
  • Subtracting 4- to 6-Digit Numbers with No Regrouping (Large Print) Subtracting 4-Digit from 4-Digit Numbers with NO Regrouping ( Large Print ) ✎ Subtracting 5-Digit from 5-Digit Numbers with NO Regrouping ( Large Print ) ✎ Subtracting 6-Digit from 6-Digit Numbers with NO Regrouping ( Large Print ) ✎

Why horizontal subtraction worksheets? Students can show their understanding of place value and number sense if they do not already have the numbers lined up. Vertical subtraction is often learned based on a student's understanding of single-digit subtraction, but looking at the whole number is lost in the algorithm.

  • Horizontally Arranged 2-Digit Minus 1-Digit Questions 2-digit Minus 1-Digit Horizontal Subtraction (100 Questions) ✎ 2-digit Minus 1-Digit Horizontal Subtraction (50 Questions) ✎ 2-digit Minus 1-Digit Horizontal Subtraction (25 Questions; Large Print) ✎
  • Horizontally Arranged 2-Digit Minus 2-Digit Questions 2-digit Minus 2-Digit Horizontal Subtraction (100 Questions) ✎ 2-digit Minus 2-Digit Horizontal Subtraction (50 Questions) ✎ 2-digit Minus 2-Digit Horizontal Subtraction (25 Questions; Large Print) ✎
  • Horizontally Arranged 3-Digit Minus 1-Digit Questions 3-digit Minus 1-Digit Horizontal Subtraction (100 Questions) ✎ 3-digit Minus 1-Digit Horizontal Subtraction (50 Questions) ✎ 3-digit Minus 1-Digit Horizontal Subtraction (25 Questions; Large Print) ✎
  • Horizontally Arranged 3-Digit Minus 2-Digit Questions 3-digit Minus 2-Digit Horizontal Subtraction (50 Questions) ✎ 3-digit Minus 2-Digit Horizontal Subtraction (25 Questions; Large Print) ✎ 3-Digit Minus 2-Digit Horizontal Subtraction ( All Regrouping ; 100 Questions)
  • Horizontally Arranged 3-Digit Minus 3-Digit Questions 3-Digit Minus 3-Digit Horizontal Subtraction (50 Questions) ✎ 3-Digit Minus 3-Digit Horizontal Subtraction (25 Questions; Large Print) ✎
  • Horizontally Arranged Various-Digit Minus Various-Digit Questions Various-Digit Minus Various-Digit Horizontal Subtraction (50 Questions) ✎ Various-Digit Minus Various-Digit Horizontal Subtraction (25 Questions; Large Print) ✎

Many students in English-speaking countries are used to seeing numbers with comma-separated thousands.

  • Long Subtraction Worksheets with Comma Separated Thousands Subtracting 2-Digit from 4-Digit Numbers (Comma Separated) ✎ Subtracting 3-Digit from 4-Digit Numbers (Comma Separated) ✎ Subtracting 4-Digit from 4-Digit Numbers (Comma Separated) ✎ Subtracting 2-Digit from 5-Digit Numbers (Comma Separated) ✎ Subtracting 3-Digit from 5-Digit Numbers (Comma Separated) ✎ Subtracting 4-Digit from 5-Digit Numbers (Comma Separated) ✎ Subtracting 5-Digit from 5-Digit Numbers (Comma Separated) ✎ Mixture of Multi-Digit Subtraction from 2 to 4 digits (Comma Separated) ✎ Mixture of Multi-Digit Subtraction from 2 to 5 digits (Comma Separated) ✎
  • Long Subtraction Worksheets with Comma Separated Thousands and All Regrouping Subtracting 4-Digit Numbers with ALL Regrouping (Comma Separated) ✎ Subtracting 5-Digit Numbers with ALL Regrouping (Comma Separated) ✎ Subtracting 6-Digit Numbers with ALL Regrouping (Comma Separated) ✎ Subtracting 7-Digit Numbers with ALL Regrouping (Comma Separated) ✎ Subtracting 8-Digit Numbers with ALL Regrouping (Comma Separated) ✎
  • Long Subtraction Worksheets with Comma Separated Thousands and No Regrouping Subtracting 5-Digit from 5-Digit Numbers with NO Regrouping (Comma Separated) ✎ Subtracting 6-Digit from 6-Digit Numbers with NO Regrouping (Comma Separated) ✎ Subtracting 7-Digit from 7-Digit Numbers with NO Regrouping (Comma Separated) ✎ Subtracting 8-Digit from 8-Digit Numbers with NO Regrouping (Comma Separated) ✎ Subtracting 9-Digit from 9-Digit Numbers with NO Regrouping (Comma Separated) ✎

Space-separated thousands are becoming more widely used, including in the United States. Canadian students have used both comma separated and space separated thousands for many years.

  • Long Subtraction Worksheets with Space Separated Thousands Subtracting 2-Digit from 4-Digit Numbers (Space Separated) ✎ Subtracting 3-Digit from 4-Digit Numbers (Space Separated) ✎ Subtracting 4-Digit from 4-Digit Numbers (Space Separated) ✎ Subtracting 2-Digit from 5-Digit Numbers (Space Separated) ✎ Subtracting 3-Digit from 5-Digit Numbers (Space Separated) ✎ Subtracting 4-Digit from 5-Digit Numbers (Space Separated) ✎ Subtracting 5-Digit from 5-Digit Numbers (Space Separated) ✎ Mixture of Multi-Digit Subtraction from 2 to 4 digits (Space Separated) ✎ Mixture of Multi-Digit Subtraction from 2 to 5 digits (Space Separated) ✎
  • Long Subtraction Worksheets with Space Separated Thousands and All Regrouping Subtracting 4-Digit Numbers with ALL Regrouping (Space Separated) ✎ Subtracting 5-Digit Numbers with ALL Regrouping (Space Separated) ✎ Subtracting 6-Digit Numbers with ALL Regrouping (Space Separated) ✎ Subtracting 7-Digit Numbers with ALL Regrouping (Space Separated) ✎ Subtracting 8-Digit Numbers with ALL Regrouping (Space Separated) ✎
  • Long Subtraction Worksheets with Space Separated Thousands and No Regrouping Subtracting 5-Digit from 5-Digit Numbers with NO Regrouping (Space Separated) ✎ Subtracting 6-Digit from 6-Digit Numbers with NO Regrouping (Space Separated) ✎ Subtracting 7-Digit from 7-Digit Numbers with NO Regrouping (Space Separated) ✎ Subtracting 8-Digit from 8-Digit Numbers with NO Regrouping (Space Separated) ✎ Subtracting 9-Digit from 9-Digit Numbers with NO Regrouping (Space Separated) ✎

Even though period separated thousands are not common in the English-speaking world, we provide these for our friends in other countries who may find them useful.

  • Long Subtraction Worksheets with Period Separated Thousands Subtracting 2-Digit from 4-Digit Numbers (Period Separated) ✎ Subtracting 3-Digit from 4-Digit Numbers (Period Separated) ✎ Subtracting 4-Digit from 4-Digit Numbers (Period Separated) ✎ Subtracting 2-Digit from 5-Digit Numbers (Period Separated) ✎ Subtracting 3-Digit from 5-Digit Numbers (Period Separated) ✎ Subtracting 4-Digit from 5-Digit Numbers (Period Separated) ✎ Subtracting 5-Digit from 5-Digit Numbers (Period Separated) ✎ Mixture of Multi-Digit Subtraction from 2 to 4 digits (Period Separated) ✎ Mixture of Multi-Digit Subtraction from 2 to 5 digits (Period Separated) ✎
  • Long Subtraction Worksheets with Period Separated Thousands and All Regrouping Subtracting 4-Digit Numbers with ALL Regrouping (Period Separated) ✎ Subtracting 5-Digit Numbers with ALL Regrouping (Period Separated) ✎ Subtracting 6-Digit Numbers with ALL Regrouping (Period Separated) ✎ Subtracting 7-Digit Numbers with ALL Regrouping (Period Separated) ✎ Subtracting 8-Digit Numbers with ALL Regrouping (Period Separated) ✎
  • Long Subtraction Worksheets with Period Separated Thousands and No Regrouping Subtracting 5-Digit from 5-Digit Numbers with NO Regrouping (Period Separated) ✎ Subtracting 6-Digit from 6-Digit Numbers with NO Regrouping (Period Separated) ✎ Subtracting 7-Digit from 7-Digit Numbers with NO Regrouping (Period Separated) ✎ Subtracting 8-Digit from 8-Digit Numbers with NO Regrouping (Period Separated) ✎ Subtracting 9-Digit from 9-Digit Numbers with NO Regrouping (Period Separated) ✎

Various Other Long Subtraction Worksheets

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Generally, a student would not regroup to determine the complements of 10, 100, 1000, etc. One strategy that could be used is as follows: working from left to right, a student would take each digit in the subtrahend and figure out its nines complement. If the digit was 3, for example, the nines complement of 3 is 6. For the last digit (ones), the student would use the tens complement. For example, a typical question is 1000 - 456. The nines complement of 4 is 5, the nines complement of 5 is 4 and the tens complement of 6 is 4. Putting it all together, the student would get 5 4 4 or 544 = 1000 - 456.

  • Calculating Complements of Powers of Ten (Subtracting Across Zeros) Complements of 10 Complements of 100 Complements of 1000 Complements of 10000 Complements of 100 and 1000 Complements of 1000 and 10000 Complements of 100, 1000 and 10000

A similar strategy is employed with the next worksheets except students must adapt to calculating the largest place value number.

  • Calculating Complements of Multiples of Powers of Ten (Subtracting Across Zeros) Subtracting from multiples of 10 Subtracting from multiples of 100 Subtracting from multiples of 1000 Subtracting from multiples of 10000 Subtracting from a mixture of multiples of 100 and 1000 Subtracting from a mixture of multiples of 1000 and 10000 Subtracting from a mixture of multiples of 100, 1000 and 10000

These worksheets are meant to give students practice dealing with 0's in the middles of subtraction questions. Whether using pencil and paper or mental arithmetic, it is always a good idea to make sure students know what to do when they encounter zeros.

  • Subtracting Across Zeros in the Middle (Ones Always Need Regrouping) 3-Digit Subtraction across zeros in the middle ( Ones always need regrouping ) 4-Digit Subtraction across zeros in the middle ( Ones always need regrouping ) 5-Digit Subtraction across zeros in the middle ( Ones always need regrouping )
  • Subtracting Across Zeros in the Middle (Ones Sometimes Need Regrouping) 3-Digit Subtraction across zeros in the middle ( Ones sometimes need regrouping ) 4-Digit Subtraction across zeros in the middle ( Ones sometimes need regrouping ) 5-Digit Subtraction across zeros in the middle ( Ones sometimes need regrouping )

Subtracting numbers in number systems other than decimal numbers including binary, quaternary, octal, duodecimal and hexadecimal numbers.

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Problem Solving on Subtraction

Problem solving on subtraction will help us to get the idea on how to solve the basic subtraction statement problems.

1.  Eight birds sat on a wire. Three birds flew away. How many were left?

Total number of birds sat on a wire = 8

Number of birds flew away = 3

Therefore, number of birds left = 8 - 3 = 5

2.  Sam had 7 dollars. He spent 4 dollars. How many dollars is he left with?

Total amount of money Sam had = $7

He spent = $4

Therefore, amount of money left with him = $7 - $4 = $3

3. Five boats were tied up. Four of the boats sailed away. How many were left?

Total number of boats tied up = 5

Number of boats sailed away = 4

Therefore, number of boats were left = 5 - 4 = 1

4. Ron had 10 stamps. His father took 2 stamps. How many stamps does Ron have now?

Total number of stamps Ron had = 10

Number of stamps his father took = 2

Therefore, number of stamps he have now = 10 - 2 = 8

5. Diana had 18 toffees. She gave 5 toffees to her friend. How many toffees left with her?

Total number of toffees Diana had = 18

Number of toffees she gave to her friend = 5

Therefore, number of toffees left = 18 - 5 = 13

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6. Mr. Daniel had 39 goats in a pasture. When he opened the pasture gate, 13 goats went out. How many goats remained in? 

Total number of goats in a pasture Mr. Daniel had = 39

Number of goats went out = 13

Therefore, number of goats remained in = 39 - 13 = 26

7. Derek’s father is 47 years old. His mother is 35 years old. What is the difference of their ages?

Age of Derek’s father = 47 years

Age of his mother = 35 years

Therefore, difference of their ages = 47 - 35 = 12 years

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Subtraction Word Problem Worksheets

The extensive set of subtraction word problems featured here will require the learner to find the difference between minuends and subtrahends, which includes problems with regrouping and without regrouping. This large collection of printable word problem worksheets, ideal for children in kindergarten through grade 4 features scenarios that involve single-digit subtraction, two-digit subtraction, three-digit subtraction, and subtraction of large numbers up to six digits. Give yourself a head-start with our free subtraction worksheets!

Word Problems for Beginners: 0 to 10

Word Problems for Beginners: 0 to 10

Find the difference between the numbers that ranges from 0 to 10 in the set of kindergarten worksheets featured here. Use the answer key to verify your responses.

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Subtraction within 20

Subtraction within 20

Ascend from a beginner to a proficient in performing subtraction up to 20 as you explore this bunch of well-researched word problems and work out the difference within 20.

Two-digit Subtraction: No Regrouping (No Borrowing)

Two-digit Subtraction: No Regrouping (No Borrowing)

The series of worksheets for grade 1 and grade 2 presented here involve two-digit subtraction word problems that do not require regrouping. Find the differences between the two-digit subtrahends and minuends featured here.

Two-digit Subtraction: Regrouping (Borrowing)

Two-digit Subtraction: Regrouping (Borrowing)

The two-digit subtraction word problems presented in the 2nd grade worksheets here require regrouping (borrowing). Determine the difference between the two-digit numbers by following the place value columns correctly.

Theme based Subtraction Problems

Theme based Subtraction Problems

The colorful theme-based worksheet pdfs for kids in 1st grade through 3rd grade are based on three engaging real-life themes - Beach, Italian Ice and Birthday Party.

Three-digit and Two-digit Subtraction

Three-digit and Two-digit Subtraction

The set of subtraction word problem pdfs featured here will require grade 3 student to find the difference between three-digit minuends and two-digit subtrahends. Use the answer keys to verify your responses.

Three-digit Subtraction Word Problems

Three-digit Subtraction Word Problems

Each printable worksheet contains five word problems finding difference between three-digit numbers. Some problems may require regrouping.

Four-digit Subtraction Word Problems

Four-digit Subtraction Word Problems

This section contains subtraction word problems on finding the difference between four-digit numbers. Both borrowing and no borrowing problems are included. Some problems may involve subtraction across zero.

Advanced: Large Number Subtraction

Advanced: Large Number Subtraction

The word problems featured in the 4th grade pdf worksheets here include large numbers with minuends and subtrahends up to six digits. Determine the difference between the large numbers by following the place value columns correctly.

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Unit 3: Addition, subtraction, and estimation

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Rounding to nearest 10 or 100

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  • Round to nearest 10 or 100 on the number line Get 5 of 7 questions to level up!
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Strategies for adding two and three-digit numbers

  • Breaking apart 3-digit addition problems (Opens a modal)
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  • Select strategies for adding within 1000 Get 3 of 4 questions to level up!

Adding with regrouping within 1000

  • Using place value to add 3-digit numbers: part 1 (Opens a modal)
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Subtraction Questions

Subtraction questions with solutions are given here for students to practice and improve their skills. Subtraction is one of the arithmetic operations in mathematics: multiplication, division, subtraction and addition. This mathematical operation is introduced in elementary classes to teach kids how to subtract two or more numbers. Subtraction questions with solutions are given here for students to practice and improve their skills.

The minus sign ‘–’ is used to denote subtraction. We often use words like – “ difference ”, “ take away ”, “ less than ”, “ deduct ”, “ minus ”, “ decrease ”, “ remaining ”, etc., to express subtraction. For example, there are 10 oranges in a basket; if 6 oranges are taken away , how many oranges are left?

To find the answer, we have to subtract 6 from 10, that is, 10 – 6 = 4. In many of our daily life situations, we unknowingly use subtraction – while shopping, we use subtraction to pay the amount to the shopkeeper. Hence, it is essential for kids to practice subtraction questions thoroughly.

Learn more about subtraction .

Subtraction Questions with Solutions

Below are the questions based on subtraction operation for practice, along with solutions.

Question 1: Evaluate the following:

(ii) 89 – 67

(iv) 65 – 34

(i) 23 – 9 = 14 (Subtract by regrouping)

Refer: Addition and Subtraction

(ii) 89 – 67 = 22

(iii) 7 – 5 = 2

(iv) 65 – 34 = 31

Question 2: Subtract the following:

(i) 289 from 340

(ii) 196 from 762

(iii) 20 from 786

340 – 289 = 51

762 – 196 = 566

786 – 20 = 766

Also, read:

  • Addition and Subtraction of Integers
  • Subtraction of Fractions
  • Addition and Subtraction of Decimals
  • Subtraction Calculator

Question 3: Evaluate the following:

(i) – 234 + 120

(ii) 90 – ( – 30)

(iii) 378 + ( – 38)

(iv) 1001 – 120 + 100

(i) – 234 + 120 = –114

(ii) 90 – ( – 30) = 90 + 30 = 120

(iii) 378 + ( – 38) = 378 – 38 = 340

(iv) 1001 – 120 + 100 = (1001 + 100) – 120

= 1101 – 120 = 981

Question 4: Evaluate the following:

(i) 33/2 – 15/2

(ii) 4/3 – 5/3 + 8/3

(iii) 6/5 + 9/2 – 14/5

(i) 33/2 – 15/2 = (33 – 15)/2 = 18/2 = 9

(ii) 4/3 – 5/3 + 8/3 = (4 – 5 + 8)/3 = {(4 + 8) – 5}/3

= {12 – 5}/3 = 7/3

(iii) 6/5 + 9/2 – 14/5 = (6/5 + 9/2) – 14/5

= [(6 × 2)/(5 × 2) + (9 × 5)/(2 × 5)] – 14/5

= [12/10 + 45/10] – 14/5

= 57/10 – 14/5

= 57/10 – (14 × 2)/(5 × 2)

= 57/10 – 28/10 = 29/10 = 2.9.

Question 5: Evaluate the following:

(i) Take away the sum of 120 and 38 from 250.

(ii) Twice the difference of 230 and 67.

(iii) x equals to 5 less than three times 32.

(iv) A deduction of ₹ 300 from the bill of ₹ 650.

(i) Take away the sum of 120 and 38 from 250

250 – ( 120 + 38 ) = 250 – 158

(ii) Twice the difference of 230 and 67

2 × ( 230 – 67 ) = 2 × 163 = 326.

(iii) x equals to 5 less than three times 32

(3 × 32) – 5 = x

Or, 96 – 5 = x

₹ 650 – ₹ 300 = ₹ 350.

Question 6: Fill in the blanks:

(i) 628 + ___ = 1000

(ii) 87 – ___ + 21 = 93

(iii) ___ – 100 = 283

(iv) 94 + ___ – 45 = 107

Now, 1000 – 628 = 372

∴ 628 + 372 = 1000.

93 – 21 = 72

Then, 87 – ___ = 72

Now, 87 – 72 = 15

∴ 87 – 15 + 21 = 93.

283 + 100 = 383

∴ 383 – 100 = 283.

107 + 45 = 152

So, 94 + ___ = 152

152 – 94 = 58

∴ 94 + 58 – 45 = 107.

Question 7: Find the missing digits:

(i) 2__65 – __5 = __770

(ii) 8__8 – __2__ = 757

(iii) 1__9__ – 7__5 = 573

(i) 2 8 65 – 9 5 = 2 770

(ii) 8 7 8 – 1 2 1 = 757

(iii) 1 2 9 8 – 7 2 5 = 573

Question 8: Find the value of A, B and C:

12215 – 3BA1 = A65C

Now starting from ones column, 5 – 1 = C

In tens column, 1 – A = 5, as 5 > 1, therefore 1 is made 11 by regrouping from the hundreds column.

In hundreds column, 1 – B = 6 (as we exchanged 1 into the tens column), again 6 > 1, therefore 1 is made 11 by regrouping from the thousands column

Thus, we have 12215 – 3561 = 8654.

Question 9: Monthly salary of Rita is ₹ 30,000. In June she spent ₹ 20,000 and in July she spent ₹ 15,000. How much she saved in these two months?

Monthly salary = ₹ 30,000

Expenditure in June = ₹ 20,000

Expenditure in July = ₹ 15,000

Total expenditure = ₹ (20,000 + 15,000) = ₹ 35,000

Total salary = 2 × 30,000 = ₹ 60,000

Total savings = ₹ (60,000 – 35,000) = ₹ 25,000.

Question 10: A tank contains 500 litres of water. There is a small hole in the tank through which the water is leaking. If per hour 1-litre water leaks. How much water is left inside the tank after 5 hours?

Amount of water inside the tank = 500 litres

Loss of water in 1 hour = 1 litre

Loss of water in 5 hours = 5 × 1 litre = 5 litres

Water left inside the tank after 5 hours = 500 – 5 = 495 litres of water.

Question 11: A shopkeeper buys a washing machine for ₹ 20,000, then he sells that washing machine for ₹ 25,000. How much profit did the shopkeeper made?

Cost price of washing machine = ₹ 20,000

Selling price of washing machine = ₹ 25,000

Profit = ₹ 25,000 – ₹ 20,000 = ₹ 5000

Therefore, the shopkeeper made a profit of ₹ 5000.

Question 12: Find the number which is, when subtracted from 2980, results in the smallest 4-digit number.

Smallest 4-digit number = 1000

Now, 2980 – ____ = 1000

Then, 2980 – 1000 = 1980

Therefore, 1980 must be subtracted from 2980 to get 1000.

Practice Questions

1. Evaluate the following:

(i) 97 – 45

(ii) 956 – 178

(iii) 482 – 95

2. Evaluate the following:

(i) 87.78 – 45.2

(ii) 78.34 – 0.45

(iii) 3765 – 234.90

3. In an examination, 2 mark is rewarded for a correct answer, and 1 mark is deducted for a wrong answer. Rahul attempted 50 questions, out of which there were 10 wrong answers. How much did he score in the examination?

4. To stitch a shirt 3 m of cloth is required. A tailor made 20 shirts out of a cloth of 100 m. How much cloth is left?

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Subtraction Word Problems (1-step word problems)

These lessons look at some examples of subtraction word problems that can be solved in one step, illustrating the use of bar models or block diagrams in the solution process.

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We will illustrate how block diagrams can be used to help you to visualize the subtraction word problems in terms of the information given and the data that needs to be found. The block diagrams or block modeling method is used in Singapore Math.

Example: Jessica has 1135 beads. 604 beads are red and the rest are blue. How many blue beads does she have?

1135 – 604 = 531

She has 531 blue beads.

Example: James and Ken donated $2300 to a charitable organization. Ken donated $658. How much did James donate?

2300 – 658 = 1642 James donated $1642.

Example: The price of a car is $2795 and the price of a motorbike is $1063. What is the difference between the prices of the 2 vehicles?

Solution: 2795 – 1063 = 1732

The difference between the prices of the 2 vehicles is $1732.

Example: There are 967 chairs in a hall. During an event, 761 chairs were occupied. How many chairs were not occupied?

967 – 761 = 206 206 chairs were not occupied.

Examples of subtraction word problems

134 girls and 119 boys took part in an art competition. How many more girls than boys were there?

Mei Lin saved $184. She saved $63 more than Betty. How much did Betty saved?

John read 32 pages in the morning. He read 14 pages less in the afternoon. a) How many pages did he read in the afternoon? b) How many pages did they read altogether?

A visual way to solve world problems using bar modeling This type of word problem uses the part-whole model.

Example: Mr. Oliver bought 88 pencils. he sold 26 of them. How many pencils did he have left?

A visual way to solve world problems using bar modeling This type of word problem uses the part-whole model. Because the part is missing, this is a subtraction problem.

Example: There are 98 hats, 20 of them are pink and the rest are yellow. How many yellow hats are there?

Example: Cayla did 88 sit-ups in the morning. Nekira did 32 sit-ups at night. How many more sit-ups did Cayla do than Nekira?

How to use bar modeling in Singapore math to solve word problems that deal with comparing?

Example: Adam has 11 fewer lollipops than Hope. If Adam has 16 lollipops, how many lollipop does Hope have?

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Subtraction Table

You can also "look up" answers for simple subtraction using this table:

Example: Find 8 − 5

  • find the row starting with "8"
  • move along till you are under the column "5"
  • and there is the number "3", so 8 − 5 = 3

Other names used in subtraction are Minus, Less, Difference, Decrease, Take Away, Deduct.

The names of the numbers in a subtraction fact are:

Minuend − Subtrahend = Difference

Minuend : The number that is to be subtracted from.

Subtrahend : The number that is to be subtracted.

Difference : The result of subtracting one number from another.

Subtracting Larger Numbers

To subtract numbers with more than one digit (such as "42−25") use any of these methods, choose the one you prefer :

For practice try these Subtraction Worksheets

Subtraction

Subtraction is the process of taking away a number from another. It is a primary arithmetic operation that is denoted by a subtraction symbol (-) and is the method of calculating the difference between two numbers.

What Is Subtraction?

Subtraction is an operation used to find the difference between numbers . When you have a group of objects and you take away a few objects from it, the group becomes smaller. For example, you bought 9 cupcakes for your birthday party and your friends ate 7 cupcakes. Now you are left with 2 cupcakes. This can be written in the form of a subtraction expression: 9 - 7 = 2 and is read as "nine minus seven equals two". When we subtract 7 from 9, (9 - 7) we get 2. Here, we performed the subtraction operation on two numbers 9 and 7 to get the difference of 2.

Subtraction Symbol

In mathematics, we have different symbols. The subtraction symbol is one of the important math symbols that we use while performing subtraction. In the above section, we read about subtracting two numbers 9 and 7. If we observe this subtraction: (9 - 7 = 2), the symbol (-) connects the two numbers and completes the given expression. This symbol is also known as the minus sign.

Subtraction Formula

When we subtract two numbers, we use some terms which are used in the subtraction expression:

  • Minuend: The number from which the other number is subtracted.
  • Subtrahend: The number which is to be subtracted from the minuend.
  • Difference: The final result after subtracting the subtrahend from the minuend.

The subtraction formula is written as: Minuend - Subtrahend = Difference

Let us understand the subtraction formula or the mathematical equation of subtraction with an example.

subtraction formula

Here, 9 is the minuend, 7 is the subtrahend, and 2 is the difference.

How To Solve Subtraction Problems?

While solving subtraction problems, one-digit numbers can be subtracted in a simple way, but for larger numbers, we split the numbers into columns using their respective place values , like Ones, Tens, Hundreds, Thousands, and so on. While solving such problems we may encounter some cases with borrowing and some without borrowing. Subtraction with borrowing is also known as subtraction with regrouping. When the minuend is smaller than the subtrahend, we use the regrouping method. While regrouping, we borrow 1 number from the preceding column to make the minuend bigger than the subtrahend. Let us understand this with the help of a few examples.

Subtraction Without Regrouping

Example: Subtract 25632 from 48756.

Note: In subtraction, we always subtract the smaller number from the larger number to get the correct answer.

Solution: Follow the given steps and try to relate them with the following figure.

Step 1: Start with the digit at ones place. (6 - 2 = 4) Step 2: Move to the tens place. (5 - 3 = 2) Step 3: Now subtract the digits at hundreds place. (7 - 6 = 1) Step 4: Now subtract the digits at thousands place. (8 - 5 = 3) Step 5: Finally, subtract the digits at ten thousands place. (4 - 2 = 2) Step 6: Therefore, the difference between the two given numbers is: 48756 - 25632 = 23124.

subtraction without borrowing

Subtraction With Regrouping

Example: Subtract 3678 from 8162.

Solution: Follow the given steps and try to relate them with the following figure. We need to solve: 8162 - 3678 Step 1: Start subtracting the digits at ones place. We can see that 8 is greater than 2. So, we will borrow 1 from the tens column which will make it 12. Now, 12 - 8 = 4 ones. Step 2: After giving 1 to the ones column in the previous step, 6 becomes 5. Now, let us subtract the digits at the tens place (5 - 7). Here, 7 is greater than 5, so we will borrow 1 from the hundreds column. This will make it 15. So,15 - 7 = 8 tens. Step 3: In step 2 we had given 1 to the tens column, so we are left with 0 at the hundreds place. To subtract the digits on the hundreds place, i.e., (0 - 6) we will borrow 1 from the thousands column. This will make it 10. So, 10 - 6 = 4 hundreds. Step 4: Now, let us subtract the digits at the thousands place. After giving 1 to the hundreds column, we have 7. So, 7 - 3 = 4 Step 5: Therefore, the difference between the two given numbers is: 8162 - 3678 = 4484

subtraction with borrowing

Subtraction Using Number Line

A number line is a visual aid that helps us understand subtraction because it allows us to jump backward and forward on each number. To understand how this works, let us explore subtraction using a number line. Let us subtract 4 from 9 using a number line. We will start by marking the number 9 on the number line. When we subtract using a number line, we count by moving one number at a time towards the left-hand side. Since we are subtracting 4 from 9, we will move 4 times to the left. The number on which you land after 4 backward jumps, is the answer. Thus, 9 - 4 = 5.

subtraction on a number line

Real Life Subtraction Word Problems

The concept of subtraction is often used in our day-to-day activities. Let us understand how to solve real-life subtraction word problems with the help of an interesting example.

Example: A soccer match had a total of 4535 spectators. After the first innings, 2332 spectators left the stadium. Find the number of remaining spectators.

Solution: Given: The total number of spectators present in the first innings = 4535; The number of spectators who left the stadium after the first innings = 2332 Here, 4535 is the minuend and 2332 is the subtrahend.

Th H T O 4 5 3 5 -2 3 3 2 2 2 0 3

Therefore, the number of remaining spectators = 2203.

Important Notes on Subtraction:

Here are a few important notes that you can follow while performing subtraction in your everyday life.

  • Any subtraction problem can be transformed into an addition problem and vice-versa.
  • Subtracting 0 from any number gives the number itself as the difference.
  • When 1 is subtracted from any number, the difference equals the predecessor of the number.
  • Words like "Minus", "Less", "Difference", "Decrease", "Take Away" and "Deduct" indicate that you need to subtract one number from another.

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Subtraction Examples

Example 1: In an International cricket match, Sri Lanka scored 236 runs and India scored 126 runs. How many more runs should India score to be equal to the number of runs scored by Sri Lanka?

Runs scored by Sri Lanka = 236; Runs scored by India = 126 To find the number of runs that India should score more to be equal to the number of runs scored by Sri Lanka, we will subtract 126 from 236.

H T O 2 3 6 - 1 2 6 1 1 0

Therefore, India must score 110 more runs to be equal to Sri Lanka's runs.

Example 2: Jerry collected 189 seashells and Eva collected 54 shells. Who collected more seashells and by how much?

Number of shells collected by Jerry = 189; Number of shells collected by Eva = 54

This shows that Jerry collected more seashells. Let us subtract 189 - 54 to get the difference.

H T O 1 8 9 - 0 5 4 1 3 5

Therefore, Jerry collected 135 seashells more than Eva.

Example 3: During an annual Easter egg hunt, the participants found 2469 eggs in the clubhouse, out of which 54 Easter eggs were broken. Can you find out the number of unbroken eggs?

The number of easter eggs found in the Clubhouse = 2469; Number of easter eggs that were broken = 54; The total number of unbroken eggs=?

Now, we will subtract the number of broken eggs from the total number of eggs.

Th H T O 2 4 6 9 - 5 4 2 4 1 5

Therefore, the number of unbroken eggs are 2415.

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Where do we use subtraction.

Subtraction is used in our day-to-day life. For example, if we want to know how much money we spent on the items that we bought, or, how much money is left with us, or, if we want to calculate the time left in finishing a task, we use subtraction.

What Are the Types of Subtraction?

The types of subtraction mean the various methods used in subtraction. For example, subtraction with and without regrouping, subtraction using number charts, subtraction using number line, the subtraction of small numbers using you fingers, and so on.

What Are Subtraction Strategies?

Subtraction strategies are different ways in which subtraction can be learned. For example, using a number line, with the help of a Place Value Chart, separating the Tens and Ones and then subtracting them separately, and many others.

Give Some Subtraction Examples.

There can be various real-life examples of subtraction. For example, if you have 5 apples and your friend ate 3 apples. Using subtraction, we can find out the number of remaining apples: 5 - 3 = 2. So, 2 apples are left with you. Similarly, if there are 16 students in a class, out of which 9 are girls, then we can find out the number of boys in the class by subtracting 9 from 16. (16 - 9 = 7). So, we know that there are 7 boys in the class.

What Are the Three Parts of Subtraction?

The 3 parts of subtraction are named as follows:

  • Minuend: The number from which we subtract the other number is known as the minuend.
  • Subtrahend: The number which is subtracted from the minuend is known as the subtrahend.
  • Difference: The final result obtained after performing subtraction is known as the difference.

How Do You Write a Subtraction?

While writing subtraction, the two important symbols are '-' (minus) and '=' (equal to). The minus sign means when one number is being subtracted from the other number. And the equal to sign delivers the final result.

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Subtraction problems 3-digit and 4-digit numbers.

Each sheet consists of a range of 5 or 6 subtraction word problems.

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3-digit Subtraction Word Problems

There are two versions of each of the 3-digit subtraction sheets.

The first version (version A) contains problems where no regrouping is needed.

The second version (version B) contains similar problems but regrouping is needed to solve most of them.

Sheets 1A, 1B, 2A and 2B involve straightforward word problems with one number to subtract from another.

Sheets 3A and 3B are trickier sheets which involve selecting the correct information to use for the subtraction from a table.

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4-Digit Subtraction Word Problems

These problems are similar to those above but involve 4-digit numbers up to 10,000.

Sheets 1 and 2 involve straightforward word problems with one number to subtract from another.

Sheet 3 is trickier and involves selecting the correct information to use from a table.

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Subtraction word problems

In the problem below, Sebastian has 8 pencils and he gives away 5 pencils to his friends. Sebastian is experiencing a loss of 5 pencils, so the subtraction problem to solve to get the answer is 8 - 5 and 8 - 5 = 3.

Sebastian is left with 3 pencils.

Subtraction word problems

Here are a few more interesting subtraction word problems along with their solutions.

A stock bottle of medication contains 500 mg of a drug. You used 125 mg for one prescription and 62.5 mg for a second prescription, while the third prescription was for a child and only 25.25 mg were necessary.

A. What quantity (mg) of the medication has been used? Round to the nearest hundredths.

B. What quantity (mg) of the original medication is left in the stock bottle? Round to the nearest tenths.

A. We can find the quantity that has been used by adding 125 mg, 62.5 mg, and 25.25 mg together.

125 mg + 62.5 + 25.25 = 212.75 mg

212.75 rounded to the nearest hundredths is 212.75

B. We can find the quantity that is left in the stock bottle by subtracting 212.75 mg from 500 mg.

500 - 212.75 = 287.25

287.25 rounded to the nearest tenths is 287.3

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Subtraction Word Problems Within 20 Games for Kids Games

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Sharpen your math skills with the 'Word Problems: Subtracting One' game.

Word Problems: Subtracting Within 10 Game

Word Problems: Subtracting Within 10 Game

Enjoy the marvel of math-multiverse by practicing to solve word problems on subtracting within 10.

Solve 'Take Apart' Scenarios Game

Solve 'Take Apart' Scenarios Game

Take the pressure off by simplifying subtraction by solving 'Take Apart' scenarios.

Solve Subtraction Scenarios Game

Solve Subtraction Scenarios Game

Apply your knowledge to solve subtraction scenarios.

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Solve Difference Unknown Scenarios Game

Solve Difference Unknown Scenarios Game

Kids must solve difference unknown scenarios to practice subtraction.

Solve Scenarios with 'Difference Unknown' Game

Solve Scenarios with 'Difference Unknown' Game

Shine bright in the math world by learning how to solve scenarios with 'Difference Unknown'.

Solving Word Problems Game

Solving Word Problems Game

Enjoy the marvel of math-multiverse by exploring how to solve word problems.

Subtraction Scenario Game

Subtraction Scenario Game

Take a look at subtraction scenarios with this game.

Take Away Scenario Game

Take Away Scenario Game

Use your subtraction skills to solve 'Take Away' scenarios.

Word Problems on Subtraction Game

Word Problems on Subtraction Game

Add more arrows to your child’s math quiver by solving word problems on subtraction.

Word Problems on Take Away Game

Word Problems on Take Away Game

Kids must solve word problems on 'Take Away' to play.

Solve Word Problems to Find the Difference Game

Solve Word Problems to Find the Difference Game

Kids must solve word problems to find the difference to practice subtraction.

Solve 'Change Unknown' Scenarios Game

Solve 'Change Unknown' Scenarios Game

Begin the exciting journey of becoming a math wizard by solving 'Change Unknown' scenarios.

Represent Scenarios with More Game

Represent Scenarios with More Game

Enter the madness of math-multiverse by exploring how to represent scenarios with 'More'.

Represent Scenarios with Fewer Game

Represent Scenarios with Fewer Game

Enjoy the marvel of mathematics by exploring how to represent scenarios with 'Fewer'.

Represent 'Take Apart' Scenarios Game

Represent 'Take Apart' Scenarios Game

Kids must represent 'Take Apart' scenarios to practice subtraction.

Change Unknown Scenarios Game

Change Unknown Scenarios Game

Shine bright in the math world by learning how to change unknown scenarios.

Represent How Many Fewer Scenarios Game

Represent How Many Fewer Scenarios Game

Kids must represent "How Many Fewer" scenarios to practice addition.

Solve Bigger Unknown Scenarios Game

Solve Bigger Unknown Scenarios Game

Enjoy the marvel of math-multiverse by exploring how to solve "Bigger Unknown" scenarios.

Subtract to Compare Game

Subtract to Compare Game

Let your child see the world through math-colored shades by subtracting to compare.

Solve to Find How Many More Game

Solve to Find How Many More Game

Learn to solve real world problems through our 'How Many More' game.

Solve to Find How Many Fewer Game

Solve to Find How Many Fewer Game

Kids must solve to find 'How Many Fewer' to practice addition.

Represent How Many More Scenarios Game

Represent How Many More Scenarios Game

Shine bright in the math world by learning how to represent "How Many More" scenarios.

Solve How Many More Word Problems Game

Solve How Many More Word Problems Game

Enter the madness of math-multiverse by exploring how to solve "How Many More" word problems.

Solve How Many Fewer Word Problems Game

Solve How Many Fewer Word Problems Game

Enjoy the marvel of mathematics by exploring how to solve "How Many Fewer" word problems.

Word Problems to Subtract Multiples of 10 Game

Word Problems to Subtract Multiples of 10 Game

Help your child take flight by learning how to solve word problems to subtract multiples of 10.

Solve Subtraction Word Problems Game

Solve Subtraction Word Problems Game

Enjoy the marvel of mathematics by exploring how to solve subtraction word problems.

Solve Word Problems on Take From Scenarios Game

Solve Word Problems on Take From Scenarios Game

Enjoy the marvel of math-multiverse by learning to solve word problems on "Take From" scenarios.

Subtraction word problems enable kids to understand arithmetics better. Initially, they subtract within 10 before moving to advanced topics like subtracting within 100 or 1000. They also practice and learn 'subtract to compare word problems.' Online educational games from a best-in-class platform make the topic more accessible and convenient for kids. 

Subtraction Word Problems - A Walkthrough

Knowledge of subtraction word problems is crucial for young kids. Since subtraction is more complex than addition, kids take time to master the skill. In subtraction word problems, kids see a statement like "Aaron has 8 candies. If he gives 8 candies to Reeve, how many candies is he left with?" and need to subtract 8 from 8 to find the correct answer zero (0).

With every passing grade, the complexity of subtraction word problems increases. In the Kindergarten grade, they use the 'difference unknown' scenario to practice subtraction and subtract within 10. In the first grade, they solve 'take apart' scenario-based subtraction problems and change unknown scenarios within 10. The 2nd grade introduces them to subtraction word problems within 20.

Online educational games from platforms like Splashlearn make learning easy for kids. The following section mentions the top-3 subtraction word problems games for kids.

Three Fun Subtraction Word Problems Games To Engage Your Kids

Here are the three best interactive subtraction word problems games for kids:

1. Word Problems: Subtracting Within 10:  Kids use real-world things in this interactive online game to practice subtraction. This game improves their problem-solving skills. They understand the 'take away' scenario and apply their knowledge to solve fundamental arithmetic problems involving subtraction.

2. Solve 'Take Apart' Scenarios:  The more 1st grader kids practice this fun game, the better they learn subtraction. The game encourages them to solve subtraction word problems within 10 using 'take apart' scenarios. They see various story situations and need to solve those to guess the correct answer. The complexity level increases every time they provide a correct answer.

3. Represent 'Take Apart' Scenarios:  This super fun game allows 2nd-grade kids to apply their prior knowledge of subtraction to real-world situations. They need to understand each story situation and represent it using equations. The fair practice of this game ensures the faster acquisition of arithmetic skills involving subtraction.

Common Hurdles Kids Face When Learning Subtraction Word Problems

One common issue kids face while learning subtraction word problems is failing to recognize the meaning of the sentences. Moreover, since subtraction is more challenging than addition, Kindergarten grade kids may face difficulty applying the equations and calculating. And too many failures may make them demoralized. 

Parents Can Play The Role of a Mentor

Young kids will need your support and guidance to perform complex calculations efficiently. Fortunately, online games provide your kids with fun activities to help them understand better. However, you may need to handhold them through the process initially. Complement the online activities with real-life examples of subtraction. Encourage and guide them as much as you can until you are sure that they can take care of themselves independently.

SplashLearn's games can be your kids' best friend while learning mathematics. Once they make these games a part of their daily schedule, arithmetics will entice them more than before.

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What Could It Be?

In this calculation, the box represents a missing digit. What could the digit be? What would the solution be in each case?

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Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a yellow rod using white and red rods?

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What's in a Name?

What do you notice about these squares of numbers? What is the same? What is different?

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Sort Them Out (1)

Can you each work out the number on your card? What do you notice? How could you sort the cards?

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Number Balance

Can you hang weights in the right place to make the the number balance balanced?

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What Was in the Box?

This big box adds something to any number that goes into it. If you know the numbers that come out, what addition might be going on in the box?

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This project challenges you to work out the number of cubes hidden under a cloth. What questions would you like to ask?

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Arranging Additions and Sorting Subtractions

Order these four calculations from easiest to hardest. How did you decide?

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Domino Sorting

Try grouping the dominoes in the ways described. Are there any left over each time? Can you explain why?

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One Big Triangle

Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10.

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Subtraction Slip

Can you spot the mistake in this video? How would you work out the answer to this calculation?

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Pairs of Numbers

If you have ten counters numbered 1 to 10, how many can you put into pairs that add to 10? Which ones do you have to leave out? Why?

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Butterfly Flowers

Can you find two butterflies to go on each flower so that the numbers on each pair of butterflies adds to the number on their flower?

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Equivalent Pairs

Can you match pairs of cards which show the same amount?

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Number Lines

A resource to try once children are familiar with number lines, and they have begun to use them for addition. It could be a good way to talk about subtraction. Leah and Tom each have a number line. Can you work out where their counters will land?

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Two Spinners

What two-digit numbers can you make with these two dice? What can't you make?

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The Add and Take-away Path

Two children made up a game as they walked along the garden paths. Can you find out their scores? Can you find some paths of your own?

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Find the Difference

Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

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Noah saw 12 legs walk by into the Ark. How many creatures did he see?

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Heads and Feet

On a farm there were some hens and sheep. Altogether there were 8 heads and 22 feet. How many hens were there?

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Jumping Squares

In this problem it is not the squares that jump, you do the jumping! The idea is to go round the track in as few jumps as possible.

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Ladybirds in the Garden

In Sam and Jill's garden there are two sorts of ladybirds with 7 spots or 4 spots. What numbers of total spots can you make?

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Secret Number

Annie and Ben are playing a game with a calculator. What was Annie's secret number?

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Eggs in Baskets

There are three baskets, a brown one, a red one and a pink one, holding a total of 10 eggs. How many eggs are in each basket?

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Birthday Cakes

Jack's mum bought some candles to use on his birthday cakes and when his sister was born, she used them on her cakes too. Can you use the information to find out when Kate was born?

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The Tall Tower

As you come down the ladders of the Tall Tower you collect useful spells. Which way should you go to collect the most spells?

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Using the cards 2, 4, 6, 8, +, - and =, what number statements can you make?

Number Round Up

Arrange the numbers 1 to 6 in each set of circles below. The sum of each side of the triangle should equal the number in its centre.

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The Brown Family

Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.

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What could the half time scores have been in these Olympic hockey matches?

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Strike it Out

Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.

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Dicey Addition

Who said that adding couldn't be fun?

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This is an adding game for two players. Can you be the first to reach the target?

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Doing and Undoing

An investigation looking at doing and undoing mathematical operations focusing on doubling, halving, adding and subtracting.

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Sitting Round the Party Tables

Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.

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How Do You See It?

Here are some short problems for you to try. Talk to your friends about how you work them out.

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  1. Subtraction Worksheets

    Most of the subtraction tables in this section are meant to be used as a reference for students learning their subtraction facts. After a while, most students will remember the facts and recall them easily when completing math problems. Subtraction Facts Tables 0 to 11

  2. Subtraction Word Problems (examples, solutions, videos)

    These lessons look at simple examples of subtraction word problems. Words like 'difference', 'less', 'take away', 'loss' usually means that subtraction is involved. For subtraction, take note which number has to be subtracted from which number. Subtracting in the wrong order will give you the wrong answer. Andy has 53 marbles.

  3. Problem Solving on Subtraction

    Problem Solving on Subtraction. Problem solving on subtraction will help us to get the idea on how to solve the basic subtraction statement problems. 1. Eight birds sat on a wire. Three birds flew away. How many were left? Total number of birds sat on a wire = 8. Number of birds flew away = 3. Therefore, number of birds left = 8 - 3 = 5.

  4. Subtraction Word Problems Worksheets

    The word problems featured in the 4th grade pdf worksheets here include large numbers with minuends and subtrahends up to six digits. Determine the difference between the large numbers by following the place value columns correctly. Download the set. Explore these subtraction word problem worksheets that deal with real-life situations.

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    Subtraction Worksheets. No Negative Answers (subtrahend no larger than minuend) Some Negative Answers (subtrahend can be larger than minuend) Math explained in easy language, plus puzzles, games, quizzes, videos and worksheets. For K-12 kids, teachers and parents.

  6. Basic subtraction (video)

    In the next video I'll just do as many basic subtraction problems I can do in 10 minutes. And then you'll be ready to do the exercises. See you soon. Learn for free about math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more. Khan Academy is a nonprofit with the mission of providing a free ...

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    Welcome our Subtraction Worksheets hub page. Here you will find a wide range of free printable subtraction sheets, games and other activities which will help your child improve their subtracting skills. We also have a range of subtraction word problem sheets, subtraction puzzles and games to play!

  8. Addition and Subtraction

    Identify your areas for growth in this lesson: Addition and subtraction greater than 1000. Unit test. Test your understanding of with these NaN questions. In this topic, we will add and subtract whole numbers. The topic starts with 1+1=2 and goes through adding and subtracting within 1000. We will cover regrouping, borrowing, and word problems.

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    Interactive Worksheet. Practice Counting Backwards #1. Interactive Worksheet. Math Maze: Single-Digit Addition and Subtraction. Worksheet. Subtraction Action! Ordering Numbers #9. Worksheet. Subtraction in the Air #2.

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    Examples, videos, worksheets, stories, and songs to help Grade 5 students learn how to solve Word Problems Involving Subtraction. Word Problems Involving Subtraction Examples: 1. John has 12 apples, and he gives away 5 of them. How many apples does he have left? 2. What is the difference between 17 and 38? 3.

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    Subtraction worksheets for kindergarten through grade 5. Our free subtraction worksheets start with subtracting small numbers by counting objects and progresses to subtracting large numbers in columns. An emphasis is placed on practicing mental subtraction so as to improve numeracy.

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    3rd grade 14 units · 141 skills. Unit 1 Intro to multiplication. Unit 2 1-digit multiplication. Unit 3 Addition, subtraction, and estimation. Unit 4 Intro to division. Unit 5 Understand fractions. Unit 6 Equivalent fractions and comparing fractions. Unit 7 More with multiplication and division. Unit 8 Arithmetic patterns and problem solving.

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    Learn more about subtraction. Subtraction Questions with Solutions. Below are the questions based on subtraction operation for practice, along with solutions. Question 1: Evaluate the following: (i) 23 - 9 (ii) 89 - 67 (ii) 7 - 5 (iv) 65 - 34. Solution: (i) 23 - 9 = 14 (Subtract by regrouping) Refer: Addition and Subtraction (ii) 89 ...

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    2-step Subtraction Word Problems Using Bar Models Solving Word Problems Using Bar Models Singapore Math More Word Problems. We will illustrate how block diagrams can be used to help you to visualize the subtraction word problems in terms of the information given and the data that needs to be found. The block diagrams or block modeling method is ...

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    Names. Other names used in subtraction are Minus, Less, Difference, Decrease, Take Away, Deduct.. The names of the numbers in a subtraction fact are: Minuend − Subtrahend = Difference. Minuend: The number that is to be subtracted from.. Subtrahend: The number that is to be subtracted.. Difference: The result of subtracting one number from another. ...

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    These grade 3 word problems use simple (horizontal) subtraction. The student should read the problem, write a subtraction equation from it and then answer the problem. Students should understand the meaning of subtraction and have studied their subtraction math facts prior to attempting these worksheets. Worksheet #1 Worksheet #2 Worksheet #3 ...

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    The concept of subtraction is often used in our day-to-day activities. Let us understand how to solve real-life subtraction word problems with the help of an interesting example. Example: A soccer match had a total of 4535 spectators. After the first innings, 2332 spectators left the stadium. Find the number of remaining spectators.

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    3-digit Subtraction Word Problems. There are two versions of each of the 3-digit subtraction sheets. The first version (version A) contains problems where no regrouping is needed. The second version (version B) contains similar problems but regrouping is needed to solve most of them.

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    Grade 1 subtraction worksheets. Our grade 1 subtraction worksheets provide practice in solving basic subtraction problems. Exercises begin with simple subtraction facts using pictures or number lines and progress to subtraction of 2-digit numbers in columns. Our grade 1 exercises do not require regrouping (or "borrowing").

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    Think of subtraction as removing parts from a whole. Consider the following word problem. In the problem below, Sebastian has 8 pencils and he gives away 5 pencils to his friends. Sebastian is experiencing a loss of 5 pencils, so the subtraction problem to solve to get the answer is 8 - 5 and 8 - 5 = 3. Sebastian is left with 3 pencils.

  21. Subtraction Word Problems Games Online

    1. Word Problems: Subtracting Within 10: Kids use real-world things in this interactive online game to practice subtraction. This game improves their problem-solving skills. They understand the 'take away' scenario and apply their knowledge to solve fundamental arithmetic problems involving subtraction. 2.

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    Hypatia and Archimedes leave pupils with a multi-step addition and subtraction problem to solve in the classroom. This animated short film is from the BBC Teach series, Hypatia's Mathematical Maze

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    Age 5 to 11. Challenge Level. Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game. The lower primary tasks in this collection all focus on adding and subtracting.

  24. Math Equation Solver

    You can solve multiplication and division during the same step in the math problem: after solving for parentheses, exponents and radicals and before adding and subtracting. Proceed from left to right for multiplication and division. Solve addition and subtraction last after parentheses, exponents, roots and multiplying/dividing.

  25. Subtraction word problems (1-3 digits)

    The calculations are relatively simple, however we include irrelevant data to encourage students to read carefully. Worksheet #1 Worksheet #2 Worksheet #3 Worksheet #4. Worksheet #5 Worksheet #6. Similar: Word problems with addition of numbers below 1,000 Mixed addition and subtraction word problems (two digits)

  26. Subtraction of Dimes in Multiple of Ten's Worksheets Math Problems

    Whether used as a comprehensive review, skill reinforcement, or differentiated instruction tool, "Mix All Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication & Division Worksheets" equips students with the necessary skills to excel in arithmetic and problem-solving. Worksheets are made in 8.5" x 11" Standard Letter Size.

  27. If © denotes one of three arithmetic operations, addition, subtraction

    ­We need to find a value for x with appropriate operations among addition, subtraction and division that justify the equation, 2©x>x©2. Now, keeping this in mind, after several trial of different numbers with addition and subtraction, we can easily figure out that addition and subtruction do not justify the quation, 2©x>x©2 i.e. 2+2>2+2 or 2-2>2-2.