These subtraction word problems are great for ages 9 and older who are looking to improve their subtracting skills.
275 m
Jimmy’s house is 300 m from school, but my house is 25 m closer.
Therefore the formula is, 300 - 25 = 275
So the walking distance from school to my house is 275 m.
9 inches
33 - 24 = 9
2 hours
Subtract the time it takes for the car to travel, from the time it takes the boat to travel:
3 hours 30 minutes - 1 hour 30 minutes = 2 hours
$17
You paid $30 (3 x $10)
You receive $13 change (2 x $5 and $1 x 3)
$30 - $13 = $17
9 days
There are 14 days in two weeks. 4 of those days are weekend days.
There are therefore 10 school days and Timmy missed one.
10 - 1 = 9
1996
2007 - 11 = 1996
96 cm
Do each calculation separately:
The brother: 166 cm
The older sister: 166cm - 19 cm = 147 cm
The younger sister: 147 cm - 51 cm = 96 cm
48
Subtract means ‘minus’
63 - 15 = 48
83 - 18 + 10
83 - 18 = 65
65 + 10 = 75
10
There are 14 days in two weeks.
There are 2 days per weekend, therefore 4 weekend days in two weeks.
14 - 4 = 10