 8 take away 3 equals 5.

# Addition and Subtraction 2 (Very Easy)

Addition and Subtraction are all about putting numbers together or taking some away. It’s the basic component of mathematics and you need to master it to do well in your maths lessons at school.

This is the second of our Very Easy Addition and Subtraction quizzes and it offers you more practice adding and taking away. Keep playing and, before long, you’ll be doing plus and minus problems as if it were your second nature.

So, are you ready to begin? You’ll need your wits about you if you are to avoid making sloppy mistakes – the questions are very easy but, one tiny error can throw your answers far off course! So, pencils, pens and calculators down please - it’s time to test your mental maths!

1.
15 – 9 = ?
7
4
5
6
15 - 9 = (10) + (5 - 9) = 10 - 4 = 6
2.
27 + 8 – 5 = ?
30
35
40
38
27 + (8 - 5 = 3) = 30
3.
13 + 20 – 7 + 2 = ?
24
26
30
28
13 + 20 – 7 + 2 = (10 + 20) + (3 + 2 - 7) = 30 + (5 - 7) = 30 - 2 = 28
4.
11 + 11 + 11 = ?
31
32
33
34
This one is simple if you know your 11 times table!
5.
1 + 3 + 13 – 0 + 3 = ?
18
19
20
21
1 + 3 + 13 – 0 + 3 = (10) + (3 + 3 + 3 + 1) = 20. Remember, zeros are worth nothing in addition and subtraction!
6.
9 + 17 – 6 + 4 = ?
24
26
36
34
9 + 17 – 6 + 4 = (10) + (9 + 7 + 4) - 6 = 10 + 20 - 6 = 24
7.
16 + 8 – 3 = ?
18
21
24
27
TIP: With numbers less than 100, add the tens first and then add the units. 16 + 8 - 3 = (10) + (6 + 8 - 3) = 10 + (14 - 3) = 10 + 11 = 21
8.
53 – 19 + 10 = ?
43
44
45
46
To subtract 19 from a number, first subtract 20, then add 1
9.
3 + 5 + 7 + 8 + 2 = ?
24
25
23
22
3 + 5 + 7 + 8 + 2 = (3 + 7) + (2 + 8) + 5 = 25. Try to group your numbers in lots of ten
10.
38 + 11 + 3 – 4 = ?
44
46
48
50