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?

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