So, you have made it to the third quiz in our Medium section of Eleven Plus maths quizzes on Addition and Subtraction. If you have already played all our previous quizzes on the topic, then well done you! If you haven’t then you may wish to go back and play them before you tackle this quiz.
Solving addition and subtraction problems is one of the easiest parts of maths. But what if the questions involve 3figure numbers in the hundreds? You will be pleased to hear that they are no different to any other addition or subtraction problems – they just have an extra column.
TIP: With 3figure numbers, add the hundreds first, then the tens and then the units.
Sometimes you will spot some shortcuts which mean you don’t have to do the calculations the long way round. You’ll find more tips in the helpful comments to this quiz. So, if you are ready, let’s play!















A quick way to add 690 is to add 700 then subtract 10.
Here’s the other way to solve the problem, by adding the hundreds first, then the tens and then the units: 690 + 426  888 = (600 + 400  800) + (90 + 20  80) + (0 + 6  8) = 200 + 30 + 2 = 228 

600 + 400 = 1,000. Keep your eyes peeled, looking for ways to break the problem up into smaller sums

Remember, 100s first, then 10s, then units:
894  183  500 + 17 = (800  500  100) + (90 + 10  80  0) + (4 + 7  3  0) = 200 + 20 + 8 = 228 

To avoid working with negative numbers, you can rearrange the problem:
53  467 + 643 = (53 + 643)  467 = 696  467 = 229 
In multiple choice questions, the last digit in the answers can help you find the correct answer more quickly. 0 + 3  3 = 0 so you know the correct answer will end with a zero. Be on the LOOKOUT FOR SHORT CUTS like this


Always look out for shortcuts: the 400s in 420 – 403 cancel each other out, making the answer the same as 20  3

Remember: in multiple choice quizzes, the last digit in a number can show you the right answer. 1 + 6  5 = 2, so the last digit in the correct answer will also be a 2


It's a good idea to add the hundreds first, then the tens and finally the units:
353  28 + 11 + 27 = (300) + (50 + 10 + 20  20) + (3 + 1 + 7  8) = 300 + 60 + 3 = 363 
TIP: With numbers less than 1,000, add the hundreds first, then the tens and then the units.
909 + 76  654  13 = (900  600) + (0 + 70  50  10) + (9 + 6  4  3) = 300 + 10 + 8 = 318 You can repeat the procedure if you are having difficulty in doing it in your head 
926 + 220  403 = (900 + 200  400) + (20 + 20  0) + (6 + 0  3) = (700) + (40) + (3) = 743
You can ignore the zeros