Subtraction Story Problem
Missing Number
Subtraction
200

Mary had 2 cars.  Bill had 3 cars.  How many do they have altogether?

What is 5

200

There are 5 kids on the swings.  Three kids leave.  How many kids are left on the swings?

2

200

What is 6 + 4

10

200

3 +=9

6

200

what is 5 - 4

1

400

There were 5 ducks in the pond.  Then 5 more ducks joined them.  How many ducks are there now?

What is 10 ducks

400

Bill has seven erasers.  He gives 3 to Mary.  How many erasers does Bill have?

4

400

What is 4 + 2?

6

400

8 + = 10

2

400

What is 7 - 3

4

600

There were 7 kids playing tag.  Seven more kids joined them.  How many kids are playing tag now?

14

600

There are 12 ducks in the pond.  Six ducks fly away.  How many ducks are left in the pond?

6

600

What is 5 +4

9

600

6 +  = 10

4

600

what is 3-2

1

800

I have 9 crayons.  Mary has 6 crayons.  How many do we have together?

15

800

I have 16 pencils.  I give some away.  Now I have 7 pencils.  How many did I give away?

9

800

What is 37 + 5?

42

800

2 +  = 4

2

800

what is 2-0

2

1000

There are 20 pieces of candy.  I go out and buy 11 more.  How many pieces of candy do I have now?

31

1000

There are 20 pieces of candy.  I give some away.  I now have 11 pieces.  How many pieces did I give away?

9

1000

What is 7 + 3?

10

1000

5 +  = 9

4

1000

what is 8-5

3

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