  # Subtract Numbers with Two Decimal Places (1)

In this worksheet, students subtract numbers with a mix of whole numbers and up to two decimal places. Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Curriculum subtopic:   Use up to Three Decimal Places

Difficulty level:   #### Worksheet Overview

This worksheet is about subtraction with decimals and regrouping if necessary.

Example

Work out the subtraction.

891.32 - 857.4 =

Step 1. Line up the decimal points, inserting zeros if needed for 857.40.
Step 2. Subtract, starting with the hundredths place, 2 - 0 = 2.
Step 3. Move to the tenths place. We need to regroup, so 1 in the ones place becomes 0 and 3 in the tenths place becomes 13. Subtract 13 - 4 = 9.
Step 4. Move to the ones place, to the left of the decimal. We need to regroup, so 9 in the tens place becomes 8 and 0 in the ones place becomes 10. Subtract 10 - 7 = 3.
Step 5. Subtract in the tens place 8 - 5 = 3 and then subtract in the hundreds place, 8 - 8 = 0.  