Subtraction
Subtraction Word Problems
100

10+2=

12

100

10-5

5

100

Joey had 11 rocks. He found 4 more rocks. How many rocks does Joey have now?

15 rocks

100

A crayon box holds 16 crayons. Matt counted 14 crayons in the box. How many crayons are missing?

2 crayons

200

10+7=

17

200

15-6=

9

200

Paige and Payton went to the store and bought 7 boxes of cookies each. How many boxes of cookies did they buy in all?

14 boxes of cookies

200

Christian bought 18 cookies at the grocery store. His brother Steven ate 6 cookies. How many cookies does Christian have now?

300

15+4=

19

300

15-10=

5

300

Sean saved \$5. He got \$5 for his birthday. Sean earned \$3 for chores. How much money did Sean have then?

\$13

300

Nina had 20 stuffed animals. She lost 5 stuffed animals. She donated 10. How many stuffed animals does she have now?

5 stuffed animals

400

8+7=

15

400

20-6=

14

400

Anne has 6 cupcakes. Sean gives her some more. Now she has 13 altogether. How many did Sean give her?

7 cupcakes

400

Jeff had 19 balloons. 6 balloons popped. How many are left?

13 balloons

500

5+4 = 8 + ___

1

500

20-19=

1
500

I have \$5. My mom has \$10. My friend has \$3. How much money do we have in all?

\$18

500

The movie theater has 20 boxes of popcorn for sale. 6 boxes are sold. How many are left?

14 boxes