Worksheet on Subtraction

Practice Questions on Subtraction

Solved Questions on Subtraction

1. What is the difference between 18 and 6?

a) 12
b) 1
c) 10
d) 7

Answer: a) 12

Explanation: We need to find the difference between 18 and 6. For performing subtraction in columns, place the greater value at the top and the smaller value below it.
18 - 6 = 12
8 - 6 = 2 and 1 - 0 = 1 Hence, 18 - 6 = 12.

2. You bought 9 cupcakes for your birthday party and your friends ate 7 cupcakes. Now, how many cupcakes are left?

a) 5
b) 4
c) 2
d) 1

Answer: c) 2

Explanation: When 7 is subtracted from 9, the difference comes out to be 2.

Hence, the answer is 2.

3. Subtract 14 from 45.

a) 15
b) 18
c) 21
d) 31

Answer: d) 31

Explanation: Using the non-regrouping method, we first start from the right side and subtract 4 from 5.
5 − 4 = 1

The difference comes out to be 1.
We then proceed toward the numbers under the tens column.
We subtract 1 from 4.
4 - 1 = 3
The difference comes out to be 3.

Hence, the answer is 31.

4. Mike bought 15 pens from a shop on Monday. He gave 4 pens to Will on Tuesday. How many pens are left with Mike?

a) 15
b 12
c) 11
d) 9

Answer: c)

Explanation: Pens bought by Mike = 15
Pens given to Will by Mike = 4
Number of pens left with Mike = 15 - 4 = 11

Hence, the answer is 11.

5. Ron bought 35 eggs and out of them, 23 were rotten. How many eggs were good?

a) 12
b) 11
c) 10
d) 9

Answer: a) 12

Explanation: The number of eggs Ron bought = 35
Number of rotten eggs = 23

Therefore, the number of good eggs = 35 - 23 = 12.

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