Math: Elementary School: 1st and 2nd Grade Quiz - Subtraction Problems (Questions)

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Solving subtraction problems means being able to recognize key vocabulary such as 'take away' or 'minus' and calculate accordingly. This quiz will help children to become familiar with these words and help them to solve subtraction problems.

Can you solve the subtraction problems?

1. I have 12 books and lend 4 to my friend. How many books do I have left?
[ ] 4
[ ] 8
[ ] 6
[ ] 10
2. What is 15 minus 9?
[ ] 6
[ ] 8
[ ] 9
[ ] 5
3. Kim is given £20 for her birthday. Jake gets £12 less than this. How much does Jake get?
[ ] £20
[ ] £12
[ ] £10
[ ] £8
4. What is 9 subtracted from 18?
[ ] 11
[ ] 10
[ ] 8
[ ] 9
5. What is the difference between 13 and 22?
[ ] One is odd, one is even
[ ] One is larger than the other
[ ] The difference is 9
[ ] One is smaller then the other
6. I buy 24 cakes. My brother eats 6, I eat 4 and mom eats 7. How many cakes are left?
[ ] 9
[ ] 6
[ ] 8
[ ] 7
7. 18 minus 12 = 10 - ?
[ ] 4
[ ] 6
[ ] 3
[ ] 5
8. I buy a tray of 20 eggs. Omelets need 2 eggs each. How many eggs will be left if I make 5 omelets?
[ ] 11
[ ] 9
[ ] 10
[ ] 20
9. A piece of rope measures 90cm. I cut off a piece measuring 25cm and another piece measuring 20cm. How much rope is left?
[ ] 45cm
[ ] 40cm
[ ] 50cm
[ ] 55cm
10. Sarah walks 15 miles. Fran walks 9 miles. How much further than Fran has Sarah walked?
[ ] 8 miles
[ ] 7 miles
[ ] 5 miles
[ ] 6 miles
Math: Elementary School: 1st and 2nd Grade Quiz - Subtraction Problems (Answers)
1. I have 12 books and lend 4 to my friend. How many books do I have left?
[ ] 4
[x] 8
[ ] 6
[ ] 10
12 - 4 = 8 so 8 books are left
2. What is 15 minus 9?
[x] 6
[ ] 8
[ ] 9
[ ] 5
Minus means to take away
3. Kim is given £20 for her birthday. Jake gets £12 less than this. How much does Jake get?
[ ] £20
[ ] £12
[ ] £10
[x] £8
Counting back from the larger number to the smaller one is useful when finding 'less than'
4. What is 9 subtracted from 18?
[ ] 11
[ ] 10
[ ] 8
[x] 9
Subtract means to take away
5. What is the difference between 13 and 22?
[ ] One is odd, one is even
[ ] One is larger than the other
[x] The difference is 9
[ ] One is smaller then the other
The other 3 options are true but in math 'difference' means to take away. To find the difference between two numbers, subtract the smaller from the larger
6. I buy 24 cakes. My brother eats 6, I eat 4 and mom eats 7. How many cakes are left?
[ ] 9
[ ] 6
[ ] 8
[x] 7
17 cakes are eaten, so 24 - 17 = 7
7. 18 minus 12 = 10 - ?
[x] 4
[ ] 6
[ ] 3
[ ] 5
The two subtractions should give the same answer, which is 6
8. I buy a tray of 20 eggs. Omelets need 2 eggs each. How many eggs will be left if I make 5 omelets?
[ ] 11
[ ] 9
[x] 10
[ ] 20
20 - (5 x 2) = 10
9. A piece of rope measures 90cm. I cut off a piece measuring 25cm and another piece measuring 20cm. How much rope is left?
[x] 45cm
[ ] 40cm
[ ] 50cm
[ ] 55cm
90 - 25 = 65.
65 - 20 = 45
10. Sarah walks 15 miles. Fran walks 9 miles. How much further than Fran has Sarah walked?
[ ] 8 miles
[ ] 7 miles
[ ] 5 miles
[x] 6 miles
15 - 9 = 6