# Grade 1 Math Subtraction word problems

## Subtraction word problems

To understand the
subtraction word problems, read the following questions and try to answer them.

**1.
Tala had 8 oranges, he ate 3 of them. How many oranges are still left?**

Solution:

8 – 3 = 5.

There are 5 oranges left.

**2.
Britany bought 20 apples from a store. Her family ate 9 apples. How many apples
were left?**

Solution:

20 – 9 = 11.

There were 11 apples left.

**3.
Lima grew 50 roses in her garden. She picked out 32 roses. How many roses were
left?**

Solution:

50 – 32 = 18.

There were 18 roses left.

**4.
Ram had 36 marbles. He gave 29 marbles to his friend. How many marbles does he
have left?**

Solution:

36 – 29 = 7.

He has 7 marbles left.

**5.
Juli had 9 dolls but she gave 4 to her sister. How many dolls does she have now?**

Solution:

9 – 4 = 5.

Juli has 5 dolls now.

**6.
I have 9 apples. I eat 6 apples. How many apples are left?**

Solution:

9 – 6 = 3.

I have 3 apples left.

**7.
There are 8 bikes in the shop. 2 bikes are sold. How many bikes remain?**

Solution:

8 – 2 = 6.

There are 6 bikes remain in
the shop.

**8.
There are 13 fish. 3 fish swim away. How many fish are left?**

Solution:

13 – 3 = 10.

There are 10 fish left.

**9.
There were 10 birds on a tree. Some birds flew away and then there were 7 birds
on the tree. How many birds flew away?**

Solution:

10 – 7 = 3.

3
birds flew away.

**10.
There are 12 cookies. 3 cookies are eaten. How many are left?**

Solution:

12 – 3 = 9.

There are 9 cookies left.

**11.
I have 30 dollars. I spend 20 dollars. How much money do I have now?**

Solution:

30 – 20 = 10.

I have 10 dollars now.

**12.
Leo has 9 mints. He eats 3 mints. How many mints Leo have now?**

Solution:

9 – 3 = 6.

Leo has 6 mints now.

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