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Solve Addition and Subtraction Problems (2)

In this worksheet, students answer worded questions using addition and subtraction.

'Solve Addition and Subtraction Problems (2)' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Number: Addition and Subtraction

Curriculum subtopic:   Add and Subtract to 20

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

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 18 children on a bus.

Three get off and two more get on.

How many are left on the bus?

 

Answer

This is a subtraction or take away.

18 - 3 + 2 = 15 + 2 = 17

17 children are left on the bus

There are 12 people on a bus.

Five get off and seven get on.

How many people are left on the bus?

 

Just write the number.

Andrew has 14 apples.

David has 12 apples.

Liz has 3 apples.

 

How many apples do they have altogether?

 

Just write the number.

Jack has 20 peas on his plate.

He eats 10 of them and then his mum gives him 20 more.

 

How many are left on his plate?

 

Just write the number.

Goldilocks and the three bears had 3 sweets each.

 

How many sweets were there altogether?

 

Just write the number.

Cinderella spends half an hour cleaning pots and pans, and then an hour cleaning the floor.

How many minutes is this altogether?

 

Just write the number.

There are 25 bunnies in a field.

12 are boy bunnies.

How many are girl bunnies?

 

Just write the number.

Emma has 32 marbles.

Tom has lost all his marbles.

 

Emma gives 16 of hers to her brother, Tom.

 

How many do they have in total?

 

Just write the number.

Anne plants 2 rows of lettuces.

There are 9 lettuces in each row.

 

How many lettuces does she plant altogether?

 

Just write the number.

Jack has 25p in one pocket and 54p in another pocket.

How much does he have altogether?

 

Just write the number.

Jack has 70p.

Jill has 79p.

 

They want to buy a bucket costing £1.50

Can they afford it?

yes

no

  • Question 1

There are 12 people on a bus.

Five get off and seven get on.

How many people are left on the bus?

 

Just write the number.

CORRECT ANSWER
14
EDDIE SAYS
12 - 5 + 7 = 7 + 7 = 14
  • Question 2

Andrew has 14 apples.

David has 12 apples.

Liz has 3 apples.

 

How many apples do they have altogether?

 

Just write the number.

CORRECT ANSWER
29
EDDIE SAYS
14 + 12 + 3 = 29
  • Question 3

Jack has 20 peas on his plate.

He eats 10 of them and then his mum gives him 20 more.

 

How many are left on his plate?

 

Just write the number.

CORRECT ANSWER
30
EDDIE SAYS
20 -10 = 10
10 + 20 = 30
  • Question 4

Goldilocks and the three bears had 3 sweets each.

 

How many sweets were there altogether?

 

Just write the number.

CORRECT ANSWER
12
EDDIE SAYS
4 "people" 3+3+3+3 = 12
  • Question 5

Cinderella spends half an hour cleaning pots and pans, and then an hour cleaning the floor.

How many minutes is this altogether?

 

Just write the number.

CORRECT ANSWER
90
EDDIE SAYS
60 minutes in one hour. 60+30= 90.
  • Question 6

There are 25 bunnies in a field.

12 are boy bunnies.

How many are girl bunnies?

 

Just write the number.

CORRECT ANSWER
13
EDDIE SAYS
25 - 12 = 13
  • Question 7

Emma has 32 marbles.

Tom has lost all his marbles.

 

Emma gives 16 of hers to her brother, Tom.

 

How many do they have in total?

 

Just write the number.

CORRECT ANSWER
32
EDDIE SAYS
32 - 16 = 16
Total = 16 + 16 = 32
  • Question 8

Anne plants 2 rows of lettuces.

There are 9 lettuces in each row.

 

How many lettuces does she plant altogether?

 

Just write the number.

CORRECT ANSWER
18
EDDIE SAYS
9+9 = 18.
  • Question 9

Jack has 25p in one pocket and 54p in another pocket.

How much does he have altogether?

 

Just write the number.

CORRECT ANSWER
79p
EDDIE SAYS
25 + 54 = 79
  • Question 10

Jack has 70p.

Jill has 79p.

 

They want to buy a bucket costing £1.50

Can they afford it?

CORRECT ANSWER
no
EDDIE SAYS
70p + 79p = 149p
They need 1p more to make 150p (or £1.50).
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