Math basic concept on subtraction word problems  1digit numbers for the first grade. To understand the word problems with different digits combinations read the question carefully and follow the steps provided.
Suppose, a man had 7 apples, he ate 3 of them. How many apples are still left?
Here we know that when 3 things are taken from 7 things there are then 4 things left. Therefore, the answer to the question is 4 apples.
This subtraction sum may be written down in either of the following ways:
7 – 3 = 4
or
We notice that to subtract 3 from 7 is the same as finding what must beaded to 3 to make 7. This is a good way of doing subtraction sums. Thus, in subtracting 3 from 7 you say in your mind ’3 and how many more make 7?’ The answer is 4.
Workedout examples on subtraction word problems – 1digit numbers:
1. There are 4 kites in all. 2 of the
kites are crossed out to show that they are being taken away. What number do
you get when you start with 4 and take away 2?
To find 4 minus 2, count the kites that are not crossed out.
There
are 2 kites left. When you start with 4 and take away 2, you are left with 2.
So, 4 – 2 = 2
2. There are 5 footballs in all. 3 of the
footballs are crossed out to show that they are being taken away or lost. What
number do you get when you start with 5 and take away 3?
To find 5 minus 3, count the footballs that are not crossed out.
There
are 2 footballs left. When you start with 5 and take away 3, you are left with 2.
So, 5 – 3 = 2
3.
There are 9 icecreams in all. 3 of the
icecreams are crossed out to show that they are being taken away or eaten.
What number do you get when you start with 9 and take away 3?
To find 9 minus 3, count the icecreams that are not crossed out.
There
are 6 icecreams left. When you start with 9 and take away 3, you are left with
6.
So, 9 – 3 = 6
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