These subtraction word problems are great for ages 7 and older who are looking to improve their subtracting skills.
723
First write the number sentence. Subtract the smaller number of words from the larger number of words:
760 - 37
Now complete the number sentence by finding the difference between 760 and 37:
760 - 37 = 723
908
First write the number sentence. Subtract the smaller number of coins from the larger number of coins:
936 - 28
Now complete the number sentence by finding the difference between 936 and 28:
936 - 28 = 908
497
First write the number sentence. Subtract the smaller number of throws from the larger number of throws:
550 - 53
Now complete the number sentence by finding the difference between 550 and 53:
550 - 53 = 497
336
First write the number sentence. Subtract the smaller number of pages from the larger number of pages:
362 - 26
Now complete the number sentence by finding the difference between 362 and 26:
362 - 26 = 336
118
First write the number sentence. Subtract the smaller number of kilometers from the larger number of kilometers:
160 - 42
Now complete the number sentence by finding the difference between 160 and 42:
160 - 42 = 118
159
First write the number sentence. Subtract the smaller number of jars from the larger number of jars:
223 - 64
Now complete the number sentence by finding the difference between 223 and 64:
223 - 64 = 159
880
First write the number sentence. Subtract the smaller number of animals from the larger number of animals:
1000 - 120
Now complete the number sentence by finding the difference between 1000 and 120:
1000 - 120 = 880
18 million
First write the number sentence. Subtract the smaller number of kangaroos from the larger number of kangaroos:
45 - 27
Now complete the number sentence by finding the difference between 45 and 27:
45 - 27 = 18, then add the million back to get to 18 million.
50kg
First write the number sentence. Subtract the smaller weight from the larger number of weight:
190kg - 140kg
Now complete the number sentence by finding the difference between 190 and 140:
190 - 140 = 50kg
97
First write the number sentence. Subtract the smaller number of copies from the larger number of copies:
159 - 62
Now complete the number sentence by finding the difference between 159 and 62:
159 - 62 = 97