Subtraction
Story Problems
Place Value
100

24 + 8 = ______

32

100

18 - 11 = _______

7

100

Lucy went to the grocery store. She bought 12 packs of cookies and 16 packs of noodles. How many packs of groceries did she buy in all?

(Write a math sentence and solve the problem)

12 + 16 = 28 packs of groceries

100

What number is in the tens place? How much does that equal?

345

4 tens = 40

200

42 + _____ = 54

12

200

24 - ____ = 18

6

200

Jeff has 13 balloons. Rosa has 7 balloons. How many fewer balloons does Rosa have than Jeff?

(Write a math sentence and solve the problem)

13 - 7 = 6 balloons

200

What number is in the hundreds place? How much does that equal?

211

2 hundreds = 200

300

22 + 35 = ______

57

300

67 - 42 = _____

25

300

Emma’s mom bought 14 cupcakes for the birthday party. Nine of the cupcakes were chocolate and the rest were vanilla. How many of the cupcakes were vanilla?

(Write a math sentence and solve the problem)

14 - 9 = 5 vanilla cupcakes

300

200 + 70 + 3 = ___________

273

400

451 + 30 = ________

481

400
256 - 30 = _____

226

400

A cafe made 48 brownies to sell to customers. When the café was closed, only 9 brownies were left. How many brownies were sold?

(Write a math sentence and solve the problem)

48 - 9 = 39 brownies

or

48 - ___ = 9,  39 brownies

400

Write in expanded form:   567

500 + 60 + 7

500

43 + _____ = 100

57

500

398 - 123 = __________

275

500

Danny has 19 toy cars. He has 5 fewer toy cars than Sara. How many toy cars does Sara have?

19 + 5 = 24 cars

Danny has "fewer" cars so Sara has more.

500

What is 30 more than 462?

492