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Subtract Numbers with One Decimal Place (1)

In this worksheet, students subtract a mix of whole numbers decimals with one decimal place. Two methods are shown.

'Subtract Numbers with One Decimal Place (1)' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Maths and Numerical Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Decimals

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

In this worksheet, children must subtract decimals with one decimal place.

 

Example

Find out the difference.

5.1 - 2.4 = ___

 

Answer

Number Line Method

Look at the number line.

Start at 5.1 and move back two units to get to 3.1.

Then subtract 4 tenths to get to 2.7

The answer is 2.7

 

Column Subtraction Method

Set out a column subtraction and start subtracting at the right-hand tenths end.  

Notice that we need to borrow from the units column.

 

 

 

The answer is 2.7

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