In this activity, you will be asked to use your addition and subtraction skills in order to solve multi-step worded problems.

When solving these problems, read each question at least **twice** and look for highlighted words and numbers to help you.

**Example**

A plane arrived at an airport with **14,567** tonnes of cargo.

**2,568** tonnes were then unloaded.

The plane was then loaded with **13,865 **tonnes before taking off and leaving the airport.

How much cargo was on the plane when it left?

You need to solve this question in steps.

**Step One**

Subtract the amount taken off.

14,567 - 2,568 = 11,999 tonnes

**Step Two**

Add on the extra cargo put onto the plane.

11,999 + 13,865 = 25,864 tonnes

When the plane left, it was carrying **25,864 tonnes.**