Word problem is a very important concept of basic mathematics. A Word problem is nothing but a textual representation of a mathematical operation. Word problems are usually used to solve a problem easily. Word problems can be on all four operations of mathematics including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Let’s have a look at word problems on subtraction.

Word problem on subtraction is nothing but a text representation of subtraction. For example: Rohan bought 6 toys from

Solving word problems on subtraction includes certain steps. Firstly, both the numbers to be subtracted needs to be identified. Secondly, the word problem needs to be converted to a mathematical expression and finally, the number needs to be subtracted. For example: Mohan gifts three maternity wear from

Answer: 5 toys – 2 toys

(5-2) = 3 toys.

2. There are 18 Angry Bird toys in a basket. 7 Angry Bird toys were given to Mohan and 2 toys to Divya. How many Angry Bird toys were there in the basket after giving toys to Mohan and Divya?

Answer: 18 Angry Bird toys – 7 Angry Bird toys – 2 toys

(18-7-2) = 9 toys.

These are some basic examples on word problems on subtraction.

Word problem on subtraction is nothing but a text representation of subtraction. For example: Rohan bought 6 toys from

**Melissa & Doug**brand. He gave 2**Melissa & Doug**toys to Sam’s child and kept the others for his son. How many toys is he left with? This word problem is a text representation of mathematical problem (6 toys – 2 toys =?).## Solving word problems on subtraction:

Solving word problems on subtraction includes certain steps. Firstly, both the numbers to be subtracted needs to be identified. Secondly, the word problem needs to be converted to a mathematical expression and finally, the number needs to be subtracted. For example: Mohan gifts three maternity wear from

**Mother Care India**brand to his wife. His wife gives one of the**Mother Care India**maternity wear to her friend. How many maternity wear does Mohan’s wife now? Identifying the numbers, we get 3 maternity wear and 1 maternity wear. Converting the word problem to a mathematical expression and then subtracting, (3-1 = 2). Thus, the answer is 2 maternity wear.### Examples of Word Problems on Subtraction:

1. Philip has bought five fun toys from**baby store India**online collection. He gave two toys to Rohan’s son and kept one for his own son. How many toys from**baby store India**online does his son get?Answer: 5 toys – 2 toys

(5-2) = 3 toys.

2. There are 18 Angry Bird toys in a basket. 7 Angry Bird toys were given to Mohan and 2 toys to Divya. How many Angry Bird toys were there in the basket after giving toys to Mohan and Divya?

Answer: 18 Angry Bird toys – 7 Angry Bird toys – 2 toys

(18-7-2) = 9 toys.

These are some basic examples on word problems on subtraction.

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