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Subtract Positive and Negative Numbers (3)

In this worksheet, students subtract three positive and negative numbers.

'Subtract Positive and Negative Numbers (3)' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Maths and Numerical Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Mixed Problems

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Subtracting a negative number is the same as adding the positive.

The answer may be positive or negative depending on the size of the numbers.

Work from left to right to get the answer.

 

Examples

15 - -21 - 5 = 15 + 21 - 5 = 36 - 5 = 31

 

-117 - -30 - -21= -117 + 30 + 21= -87 + 21= -66

 

Remember

-11 + 3

is the same as

 3 + -11

which is the same as

 3 - 11

which is -8

Work out:

35 - -4 - 5

26

-36

34

-34

Work out:

-5 - -34 - 12

17

-51

27

-41

Work out:

-15 - 14 - -29

29

0

1

-58

Work out:

35 - 14 - -24

33

-21

45

-3

Work out:

-15 - 67 - 19

101

-101

63

-63

Work out:

-15 - -49 - 39

-73

73

-103

-5

Work out:

-15 - -42 - -42

-15

-99

99

69

Work out:

15 - -55 - 17

-87

53

-57

23

Work out:

-8 - -120 - 128

-16

128

-256

0

Work out:

158 - -156 - -158

156

-156

472

160

  • Question 1

Work out:

35 - -4 - 5

CORRECT ANSWER
34
  • Question 2

Work out:

-5 - -34 - 12

CORRECT ANSWER
17
  • Question 3

Work out:

-15 - 14 - -29

CORRECT ANSWER
0
  • Question 4

Work out:

35 - 14 - -24

CORRECT ANSWER
45
  • Question 5

Work out:

-15 - 67 - 19

CORRECT ANSWER
-101
  • Question 6

Work out:

-15 - -49 - 39

CORRECT ANSWER
-5
  • Question 7

Work out:

-15 - -42 - -42

CORRECT ANSWER
69
  • Question 8

Work out:

15 - -55 - 17

CORRECT ANSWER
53
  • Question 9

Work out:

-8 - -120 - 128

CORRECT ANSWER
-16
  • Question 10

Work out:

158 - -156 - -158

CORRECT ANSWER
472
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