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Mixed Number Subtraction

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Grade 2 Operations - 2.NBT.B.7

How to Review Subtraction - Out of the four basic arithmetic operations including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, the simplest are subtraction and addition. Not only is subtraction easy but it is very simple verify the answer that one gets. So, how do you proceed with subtraction? Consider an example 52-17: The first thing you have to do is write the sum down vertically. You need to understand that you always start from the right-hand side of the sum. Now, you see that 2 is less than 7 and you cannot subtract 7 from 2. What you can do is borrow from the digit on the left-hand side. You can borrow one from 5 and reduce it to 4. The 1 you borrow from the 5, will convert 2 into 12 and you can easily subtract 7 from 12. The final answer will be 35. Now you can easily verify your answer. You take the final answer and add it to the smaller number in the sum. The result will be equal to the larger number in the sum. This series of lessons and worksheets helps students learn to master subtraction skills.

Printable Worksheets And Lessons

Homework Sheets

Mostly two and three digit subtraction, but pay attention there are a few curve balls.

  • Homework 1 - Subtraction and addition are related.
  • Homework 2 - Whatever you subtract from a number should create the starting number when added to the difference.
  • Homework 3 - Add your final result to what you subtracted from the original number. You should get your starting number.

Practice Worksheets

Straight up problems can be found in 1 and 2, but 3 is a matching set for you.

  • Practice 1 - Single digit subtraction is very similar to counting backwards.
  • Practice 2 - In this case we are facing a situation of subtraction based on place value.
  • Practice 3 - Subtract the following and find the matches to the difference.

Math Skill Quizzes

A long skill drill series for you.

  • Quiz 1 - We always start by subtracting the lowest place value first (ones place).
  • Quiz 2 - We start from the rightmost position i.e. ones place.
  • Quiz 3 - How to do, smaller number – larger number, now? Borrow a ten from the tens place.