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Printable Decimal Worksheets:
Adding Decimals
Subtracting Decimals

Multiply/Divide Decimals by 10, 100, 1000
Multiply Decimals by Powers of 10 (eg. 3.2 × 103)
Divide Decimals by Powers of 10 (eg. 74.2 ÷ 103)

Multiply Decimals by Whole Numbers (eg. 3.12 × 8)
Divide Decimals by Whole Numbers (eg. 7.28 ÷ 4)

Subtracting Decimals Worksheets

In these free math worksheets, you will practice subtracting decimals. You will also practice solving decimal word problems. You can either print the worksheets (pdf) or practice online.

How to subtract decimals?
Subtracting decimals is similar to subtracting whole numbers, with the additional step of aligning the decimal points.

Here are the steps to subtract decimals:
Step 1: Write the numbers one on top of the other, making sure that the decimal points are aligned.
Step 2: If necessary, add zeros to the right of the last digit in the number with fewer decimal places, so that both numbers have the same number of decimal places.
Step 3: Similar to whole numbers, subtract the digits in each column, starting from the rightmost column.
Step 4: Once you have subtracted the numbers, place the decimal point in the answer directly below the decimal points in the numbers being subtracted.

Have a look at this video if you need to review how to subtract decimals.

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Subtracting Decimals Worksheet

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Decimal Word Problems

Decimal Word Problems

  1. Mrs. Fan wrote 0.5 tenths minus 0.03 on the board. What should be the answer?
  2. A pen costs $2.09. It costs $0.45 less than a marker. Ken paid for one pen and one marker with a five dollar bill. What would be his change?
  3. A clipboard costs $2.23. It costs $0.58 more than a notebook. Lisa buys two clipboards and one notebook, and paid with a ten dollar bill. What should be her change?

Add & Subtract Decimals Lesson

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