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Subtract Three-Digit Numbers Using Borrowing

In this worksheet, students will practise formal written methods of subtraction for calculations involving two three-digit numbers and one three-digit and one two-digit number.

'Subtract Three-Digit Numbers Using Borrowing' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 4 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Number: Addition and Subtraction

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

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Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will be practising subtraction with borrowing.



Subtract the numbers.

349 - 175 = __



We set out a subtraction in columns


We subtract the ones first.  Here we do 9 - 5 = 4.

Next, we have to borrow from the hundreds column and do 14 - 7 = 7 in the tens column.

Finally, there is 2 - 1 = 1 in the hundreds column.


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