Subtracting Numbers: Is the Answer Odd or Even?

In this worksheet, students subtract one number from another and identify if the answer is an odd or even number.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Number: Addition and Subtraction

Curriculum subtopic:  Add/Subtract up to Four-Digit Numbers

Difficulty level:

QUESTION 1 of 10

In this worksheet, we will find the difference between two numbers and then identify whether the result is an odd or even number.

For Example:

Question -
Work out whether the result of this subtraction is an odd or even number.

70   -  1   =   ______

70   -  1   =  69

This number 69 is an odd number, since it is not divisible by 2.

Work out whether the result of this subtraction is an odd or even number.

55   -  34   =   ______

21 (Odd)

21 (Even)

18 (Odd)

18 (Even)

Work out whether the result of this subtraction is an odd or even number.

60   -  7   =   ______

51 (Odd)

51 (Even)

53 (Odd)

53 (Even)

Work out whether the result of this subtraction is an odd or even number.

72   -  67   =   ______

5 (Even)

5 (Odd)

7 (Odd)

7 (Even)

Work out whether the result of this subtraction is an odd or even number.

48   -  16   =   ______

33 (Even)

33 (Odd)

32 (Odd)

32 (Even)

Work out whether the result of this subtraction is an odd or even number.

66   -  26   =   ______

40 (Even)

40 (Odd)

50 (Even)

50 (Odd)

Work out whether the result of this subtraction is an odd or even number.

52   -  47   =   ______

5 (Even)

5 (Odd)

3 (Even)

3 (Odd)

Work out whether the result of this subtraction is an odd or even number.

151   -  50   =   ______

101 (Even)

101 (Odd)

11 (Even)

11 (Odd)

When you subtract an odd number from an odd number, what can you say about the result?

Odd

Even

Can't be sure

When you subtract an odd number from an even number, what can you say about the result?

Odd

Even

Can't be sure

• Question 1

Work out whether the result of this subtraction is an odd or even number.

55   -  34   =   ______

21 (Odd)
• Question 2

Work out whether the result of this subtraction is an odd or even number.

60   -  7   =   ______

53 (Odd)
• Question 3

Work out whether the result of this subtraction is an odd or even number.

72   -  67   =   ______

5 (Odd)
• Question 4

Work out whether the result of this subtraction is an odd or even number.

48   -  16   =   ______

32 (Even)
• Question 5

Work out whether the result of this subtraction is an odd or even number.

66   -  26   =   ______

40 (Even)
• Question 6

Work out whether the result of this subtraction is an odd or even number.

52   -  47   =   ______

5 (Odd)
• Question 7

Work out whether the result of this subtraction is an odd or even number.

151   -  50   =   ______

101 (Odd)
• Question 8

When you subtract an odd number from an odd number, what can you say about the result?

Even
• Question 9

When you subtract an odd number from an even number, what can you say about the result?