# Solve Addition and Subtraction Problems (1) Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Number: Addition and Subtraction

Curriculum subtopic:   Solve Add/Subtract Problems to 20

Difficulty level:   ### QUESTION 1 of 10

In this worksheet, you will be asked some wordy problems and must use maths to work out the answers*.

Example

There are 8 children on a bus.

Three get off.

How many are left?

This is a subtraction or take away.

8 - 3 = 5

Five children are left.

There are 12 people on a bus.

Five get off.

How many people are left?

Andrew has 4 apples.

David has 2 apples.

Liz has 3 apples.

How many apples do they have altogether?

Jack has 20 peas on his plate.

He eats 10 of them.

How many are left?

Goldilocks and the three bears each had 4 sweets.

How many sweets were there altogether?

Cinderella spends half an hour cleaning pots and pans.

How many minutes is this?

Jack walks two miles and then runs twice this distance.

How many miles has he gone altogether?

Emma has 15 eggs, 5 are eaten.

How many eggs does she have left?

Anne plants 2 rows of lettuces.

There are 10 lettuces in each row.

How many lettuces does she plant altogether?

Jack has 20p in one pocket and 50p in another pocket.

How much does he have altogether?

Apples cost 30p each.

How much will it cost to buy 2 apples?

• Question 1

There are 12 people on a bus.

Five get off.

How many people are left?

7
EDDIE SAYS
12 - 5 = 7
• Question 2

Andrew has 4 apples.

David has 2 apples.

Liz has 3 apples.

How many apples do they have altogether?

9
EDDIE SAYS
4 + 2 + 3 = 9
• Question 3

Jack has 20 peas on his plate.

He eats 10 of them.

How many are left?

10
EDDIE SAYS
20 -10 = 10
• Question 4

Goldilocks and the three bears each had 4 sweets.

How many sweets were there altogether?

16
EDDIE SAYS
4+4+4+4 = 16
• Question 5

Cinderella spends half an hour cleaning pots and pans.

How many minutes is this?

30
EDDIE SAYS
60 minutes in one hour so half an hour is 30 minutes.
• Question 6

Jack walks two miles and then runs twice this distance.

How many miles has he gone altogether?

6
EDDIE SAYS
2 + 4 = 6
• Question 7

Emma has 15 eggs, 5 are eaten.

How many eggs does she have left?

10
EDDIE SAYS
15-5 = 10
• Question 8

Anne plants 2 rows of lettuces.

There are 10 lettuces in each row.

How many lettuces does she plant altogether?

20
EDDIE SAYS
10+10=20
• Question 9

Jack has 20p in one pocket and 50p in another pocket.

How much does he have altogether?

70p
EDDIE SAYS
20p + 50p = 70p
• Question 10

Apples cost 30p each.

How much will it cost to buy 2 apples?

60p
EDDIE SAYS
Two apples cost 60p because 30+30 = 60.
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