Multi-digit Subtraction Word Problems Worksheet

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  • I know how to solve multi-digit subtraction word problems.

    How to subtract multi-digit numbers?
  1. Arrange the numbers vertically in columns. Make sure that the subtrahend is on top of the minuend and that they line up according to their place values.
  2. Subtract the digits in each column, starting from the rightmost column (the ones column) and working your way to the left.
  3. If the digit in the top number is smaller than the digit in the bottom number, regroup or borrow from the digit in the left column.

    Have a look at this video if you need to learn how to subtract multi-digit numbers.

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or if you make a mistake.

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2. James bought a used car. After driving exactly 9,050 miles, the odometer read 118,064 miles. What was the odometer reading when James bought the car?

3. An elementary school collected 1,705 bottles for a recycling program. A high school also collected some bottles. Both schools collected 3,627 bottles combined. How many bottles did the high school collect?

4. A computer shop sold $356,291 worth of computers and accessories. It sold $43,720 worth of accessories. How much did the computer shop sell in computers?

5. The population of a city is 538,381. In that population, 148,170 are children.
a. How many adults live in the city?

b. 186,101 of the adults are males. How many adults are female?

6. What number must be added to 1,575 to result in a sum of 8,625?

7. What number must be added to 14,056 to result in a sum of 32,713?

8. A theater holds a total of 2,013 chairs. 197 chairs are in the VIP section. How many chairs are not in the VIP section?

9. Chuck’s mom spent $19,155 on a new car. She had $30,064 in her bank account. How much money does Chuck’s mom have after buying the car?

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