 # Subtract Numbers with Two Decimal Places (2)

In this worksheet, students subtract numbers with 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, 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. The answer is 33.92

Find the difference between the two numbers

859.05 - 186.02 = ________

Find the difference between the two numbers

573.08 - 488.08 = ________

Find the difference between the two numbers

520.06 - 231.04 = ________

Find the difference between the two numbers

183.07 - 117.09 = ________

Find the difference between the two numbers

973.01 - 434.06 = ________

Find the difference between the two numbers

956.06 - 156.09  = ________

Find the difference between the two numbers

541.03 - 249.06  = ________

Find the difference between the two numbers

683.09 - 170.09  = ________

Find the difference between the two numbers

756.09 - 539.09  = ________

Find the difference between the two numbers

329.28 - 170.09  = ________

• Question 1

Find the difference between the two numbers

859.05 - 186.02 = ________

673.03
EDDIE SAYS
Step 1. Line up the decimal points. Step 2. Subtract, starting with the hundredths place, 5 - 2 = 3. Step 3. Move to the tenths place. Subtract 0 - 0 = 0. Step 4. Move to the ones place, to the left of the decimal. Subtract 9 - 6 = 3. Step 5. Subtract in the tens place. We need to regroup, so the 8 in the hundreds place becomes a 7 and the 5 in the tens becomes 15. Subtract 15 - 8 = 7 and then subtract in the hundreds place, 7 - 1 = 6. Answer: 673.03
• Question 2

Find the difference between the two numbers

573.08 - 488.08 = ________

85
EDDIE SAYS
Step 1. Line up the decimal points. Step 2. Subtract, starting with the hundredths place, 8 - 8 = 0. Step 3. Move to the tenths place. Subtract 0 - 0 = 0. Step 4. Move to the ones place, to the left of the decimal. We need to regroup, so the 7 in the tens place becomes 6 and the 3 in the ones place becomes 13. Subtract 13 - 8 = 5. Step 5. Subtract in the tens place. We need to regroup, so the 5 in the hundreds place becomes a 4 and the 6 in the tens becomes 16. Subtract 16 - 8 = 8 and then subtract in the hundreds place, 4 - 4 = 0. Answer: 85 or 85.00
• Question 3

Find the difference between the two numbers

520.06 - 231.04 = ________

289.02
EDDIE SAYS
Step 1. Line up the decimal points. Step 2. Subtract, starting with the hundredths place, 6 - 4 = 2. Step 3. Move to the tenths place. Subtract 0 - 0 = 0. Step 4. Move to the ones place, to the left of the decimal. We need to regroup, so the 2 in the tens becomes 1 and the 0 in the ones becomes 10. Subtract 10 - 1 = 9. Step 5. Subtract in the tens place. We need to regroup, so the 5 in the hundreds place becomes a 4 and the 1 in the tens becomes 11. Subtract 11 - 3 = 8 and then subtract in the hundreds place, 4 - 2 = 2. Answer: 289.02
• Question 4

Find the difference between the two numbers

183.07 - 117.09 = ________

65.98
EDDIE SAYS
Step 1. Line up the decimal points. Step 2. Subtract, starting with the hundredths place. We need to regroup, so the 0 in the tenths becomes 10 and the 7 in the hundredths becomes 17. Subtract 17 - 9 = 8. Step 3. Move to the tenths place. Regroup so the 3 in the ones becomes 2 and the 10 in the tenths becomes a 9. Subtract 9 - 0 = 9. Step 4. Move to the ones place, to the left of the decimal. We need to regroup, so the 8 in the tens place becomes 7 and the 2 in the ones becomes 12. Subtract 12 - 7 = 5. Step 5. Subtract in the tens place, 7 - 1 = 6 and then subtract in the hundreds place, 1 - 1 = 0. Answer: 65.98
• Question 5

Find the difference between the two numbers

973.01 - 434.06 = ________

538.95
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 10 and the 1 in the ones becomes 11. Subtract 11 - 6 = 5. Step 3. Move to the tenths place. Regroup so the 3 in the ones becomes 2 and the 10 in the tenths becomes 9. Subtract 9 - 0 = 9. Step 4. Move to the ones place, to the left of the decimal. We need to regroup, so the 7 in the tens place becomes 6 and the 2 in the ones becomes 12. Subtract 12 - 4 = 8. Step 5. Subtract in the tens place, 6 - 3 = 3 and then subtract in the hundreds place, 9 - 4 = 5. Answer: 538.95
• Question 6

Find the difference between the two numbers

956.06 - 156.09  = ________

799.97
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 10 and the 6 in the ones becomes 16. Subtract 16 - 9 = 7. Step 3. Move to the tenths place. Regroup so the 6 in the ones becomes 5 and the 10 in the tenths becomes 9. Subtract 9 - 0 = 9. Step 4. Move to the ones place, to the left of the decimal. We need to regroup, so the 5 in the tens place becomes 4 and the 5 in the ones becomes 15. Subtract 15 - 6 = 9. Step 5. Subtract in the tens place. Regroup so the 9 becomes 8 in the hundreds place and the 4 becomes 14 in the tens place. Subtract 14 - 5 = 9 and then subtract in the hundreds place, 8 - 1 = 7. Answer: 799.97
• Question 7

Find the difference between the two numbers

541.03 - 249.06  = ________

291.97
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 10 and the 3 in the hundredths becomes 13. Subtract 13 - 6 = 7. Step 3. Move to the tenths place. Regroup so the 1 in the ones becomes 0 and the 10 in the tenths becomes 9. Subtract 9 - 0 = 9. Step 4. Move to the ones place, to the left of the decimal. We need to regroup, so the 4 in the tens place becomes 3 and the 0 in the ones becomes 10. Subtract 10 - 9 = 1. Step 5. Subtract in the tens place. Regroup so the 5 becomes 4 in the hundreds place and the 3 becomes 13 in the tens place. Subtract 13 - 4 = 9 and then subtract in the hundreds place, 4 - 2 = 2. Answer: 291.97
• Question 8

Find the difference between the two numbers

683.09 - 170.09  = ________

513
EDDIE SAYS
Step 1. Line up the decimal points. Step 2. Subtract, starting with the hundredths place, 9 - 9 = 0. Step 3. Move to the tenths place. Subtract 0 - 0 = 0. Step 4. Move to the ones place, to the left of the decimal. Subtract 3 - 3 = 0. Step 5. Subtract in the tens place, 8 - 7 = 1 and then subtract in the hundreds place, 6 - 1 = 5. Answer: 513
• Question 9

Find the difference between the two numbers

756.09 - 539.09  = ________

217
EDDIE SAYS
Step 1. Line up the decimal points. Step 2. Subtract, starting with the hundredths place, 9 - 9 = 0. Step 3. Move to the tenths place. Subtract 0 - 0 = 0. Step 4. Move to the ones place, to the left of the decimal. We need to regroup, so the 5 in the tens place becomes 4 and the 6 in the ones becomes 16. Subtract 16 - 9 = 7. Step 5. Subtract in the tens place. Subtract 4 - 3 = 1 and then subtract in the hundreds place, 7 - 5 = 2. Answer: 217
• Question 10

Find the difference between the two numbers

329.28 - 170.09  = ________

159.19
EDDIE SAYS
Step 1. Line up the decimal points. Step 2. Subtract, starting with the hundredths place. Regroup so the 2 in the tenths becomes 1 and the 8 in the hundredths becomes 18. Subtract 18 - 9 = 9. Step 3. Move to the tenths place. Subtract 1 - 0 = 1. Step 4. Move to the ones place, to the left of the decimal. Subtract 9 - 0 = 9. Step 5. Subtract in the tens place. Regroup so the 3 becomes 2 in the hundreds place and the 2 becomes 12 in the tens place. Subtract 12 - 7 = 5 and then subtract in the hundreds place, 2 - 1 = 1. Answer: 159.19
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