# 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:

### QUESTION 1 of 10

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.

Work out the subtraction.

937.21 - 733.73 =

Work out the subtraction.

429.54 - 314.33 =

Work out the subtraction.

893.88 - 860.8 =

Work out the subtraction.

905.34 - 266.98 =

Work out the subtraction.

984.2 - 711.59 =

Work out the subtraction.

354.63 - 226.12 =

Work out the subtraction.

825.24 - 552.84 =

Work out the subtraction.

978.23 - 684.84 =

Work out the subtraction.

886.02 - 566.38 =

Work out the subtraction.

702.29 - 671.81 =
• Question 1

Work out the subtraction.

937.21 - 733.73 =
203.48
EDDIE SAYS
Step 1. Line up the decimal points. Step 2. Subtract, starting with the hundredths place. We need to regroup, so the 2 in the tenths becomes 1 and the 1 in the hundredths becomes 11. Subtract 11 - 3 = 8. Step 3. Move to the tenths place. We need to regroup, so 7 in the ones place becomes 6 and 1 in the tenths place becomes 11. Subtract 11 - 7 = 4. Step 4. Move to the ones place, to the left of the decimal. Subtract 6 - 3 = 3. Step 5. Subtract in the tens place 3 - 3 = 0 and then subtract in the hundreds place, 9 - 7 = 2. Answer: 203.48
• Question 2

Work out the subtraction.

429.54 - 314.33 =
115.21
EDDIE SAYS
Step 1. Line up the decimal points. Step 2. Subtract, starting with the hundredths place, 4 - 3 = 1. Step 3. Move to the tenths place. Subtract 5 - 3 = 2. Step 4. Move to the ones place, to the left of the decimal. Subtract 9 - 4 = 5. Step 5. Subtract in the tens place 2 - 1 = 1 and then subtract in the hundreds place, 4 - 3 = 1. Answer: 115.21
• Question 3

Work out the subtraction.

893.88 - 860.8 =
33.08
EDDIE SAYS
Step 1. Line up the decimal points, inserting zeros if needed for 860.80. Step 2. Subtract, starting with the hundredths place, 8 - 0 = 8. Step 3. Move to the tenths place. Subtract 8 - 8 = 0. Step 4. Move to the ones place, to the left of the decimal. Subtract 3 - 0 = 3. Step 5. Subtract in the tens place 9 - 6 = 3 and then subtract in the hundreds place, 8 - 8 = 0. Answer: 33.08
• Question 4

Work out the subtraction.

905.34 - 266.98 =
638.36
EDDIE SAYS
Step 1. Line up the decimal points. Step 2. Subtract, starting with the hundredths place. We need to regroup, so the 3 in the tenths becomes 2 and the 4 in the hundredths becomes 14. Subtract 14 - 8 = 6. Step 3. Move to the tenths place. We need to regroup, so 5 in the ones place becomes 4 and 2 in the tenths place becomes 12. Subtract 12 - 9 = 3. Step 4. Move to the ones place, to the left of the decimal. We need to regroup, so 0 in the tens place becomes 10 and 4 in the ones place becomes 14. Subtract 14 - 6 = 8. Step 5. We need to regroup, so the 9 in the hundreds place becomes an 8 and the 10 in the tens becomes a 9. Subtract 9 - 6 = 3 and then subtract in the hundreds place, 8 - 2 = 6. Answer: 638.36
• Question 5

Work out the subtraction.

984.2 - 711.59 =
272.61
EDDIE SAYS
Step 1. Line up the decimal points, inserting zeros if needed for 984.20. Step 2. Subtract, starting with the hundredths place. Regroup the 2 in the tenths to 1 and the 0 in the hundredths to 10. Subtract 10 - 9 = 1. Step 3. Move to the tenths place. We need to regroup, so 4 in the ones place becomes 3 and 1 in the tenths place becomes 11. Subtract 11 - 5 = 6. Step 4. Move to the ones place, to the left of the decimal. Subtract 3 - 1 = 2. Step 5. Subtract in the tens place 8 - 1 = 7 and then subtract in the hundreds place, 9 - 7 = 2. Answer: 272.61
• Question 6

Work out the subtraction.

354.63 - 226.12 =
128.51
EDDIE SAYS
Step 1. Line up the decimal points. Step 2. Subtract, starting with the hundredths place, 3 - 2 = 1. Step 3. Move to the tenths place. Subtract 6 - 1 = 5. Step 4. Move to the ones place, to the left of the decimal. We need to regroup, so 5 in the tens place becomes 4 and 4 in the ones place becomes 14. Subtract 14 - 6 = 8. Step 5. Subtract in the tens place 4 - 2 = 2 and then subtract in the hundreds place, 3 - 2 = 1. Answer: 128.51
• Question 7

Work out the subtraction.

825.24 - 552.84 =
272.40
272.4
EDDIE SAYS
Step 1. Line up the decimal points. Step 2. Subtract, starting with the hundredths place, 4 - 4 = 0. Step 3. Move to the tenths place. We need to regroup, so 5 in the ones place becomes 4 and 2 in the tenths place becomes 12. Subtract 12 - 8 = 4. Step 4. Move to the ones place, to the left of the decimal. Subtract 4 - 2 = 2. Step 5. Subtract in the tens place. We need to regroup so the 8 becomes 7 in the hundreds place and the 2 becomes a 12 in the tens place. Subtract 12 - 5 = 7 and then subtract in the hundreds place, 7 - 5 = 2. Answer: 272.4 or 272.40
• Question 8

Work out the subtraction.

978.23 - 684.84 =
293.39
EDDIE SAYS
Step 1. Line up the decimal points. Step 2. Subtract, starting with the hundredths place. Regroup so the 2 in the tenths is a 1 and the 3 in the hundredths is 13. Subtract 13 - 4 = 9. Step 3. Move to the tenths place. We need to regroup, so 8 in the ones place becomes 7 and 1 in the tenths place becomes 11. Subtract 11 - 8 = 3. Step 4. Move to the ones place, to the left of the decimal. Subtract 7 - 4 = 3. Step 5. Subtract in the tens place. Regroup so the 9 in the hundreds place becomes 8 and 7 in the tens place becomes 17. Subtract 17 - 8 = 9 and then subtract in the hundreds place, 8 - 6 = 2. Answer: 293.39
• Question 9

Work out the subtraction.

886.02 - 566.38 =
319.64
EDDIE SAYS
Step 1. Line up the decimal points. Step 2. Subtract, starting with the hundredths place. Regroup so the 0 in the tenths becomes a 10 and the 2 in the hundredths becomes a 12. Subtract 12 - 8 = 4. Step 3. Move to the tenths place. We need to regroup, so 6 in the ones place becomes 5 and 10 in the tenths place becomes 9. Subtract 9 - 3 = 6. Step 4. Move to the ones place, to the left of the decimal. We need to regroup, so 8 in the tens place becomes 7 and 5 in the ones place becomes 15. Subtract 15 - 6 = 9. Step 5. Subtract in the tens place 7 - 6 = 1 and then subtract in the hundreds place, 8 - 5 = 3. Answer: 319.64
• Question 10

Work out the subtraction.

702.29 - 671.81 =
30.48
EDDIE SAYS
Step 1. Line up the decimal points. Step 2. Subtract, starting with the hundredths place, 9 - 1 = 8. Step 3. Move to the tenths place. We need to regroup, so 2 in the ones place becomes 1 and 2 in the tenths place becomes 12. Subtract 12 - 8 = 4. Step 4. Move to the ones place, to the left of the decimal. Subtract 1 - 1 = 0. Step 5. Regroup so the 7 in the hundreds becomes a 6 and the 0 in the tens becomes a 10. Subtract 10 - 7 = 3 and then subtract in the hundreds place, 6 - 6 = 0. Answer: 30.48
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