Understand the concept on
subtraction word problems - 2-digit numbers for the second grade. Read the
question carefully **to subtract** the **two**-**digit numbers** to find the differences and follow the steps provided.

**Worked-out examples on Subtraction word problems – 2-digit numbers:**

**1.** **Rachael
has 49 hens and she gives 12 hens to her sister. How many hens does she have
now?**

Number of hens Rachael has = 49

Number of hens she gave her sister = 12

Therefore, number of hens left with her = 49 - 12 = 37

**2.** **63 birds
are sitting on a tree. 11 birds fly away. How many birds are on the tree now?**

Number of birds sitting on a tree = 63

Number of birds flew away = 11

Therefore, number of hens left with her = 63 - 11 = 52

**3.** **A fruit
seller had 98 apples. He sold 55 apples out of it. How many apples were with
him?**

Number of apples a fruit seller has = 98

Number of apples he sold = 55

Therefore, number of apples left with him = 98 - 55 = 43

**4.** **Ron gets 88
marks in test and his brother gets 76 marks. How many marks does Ron get more
than his brother?**

Number of marks Ron got = 88

Number of marks his brother got = 76

Therefore, number of hens left with her = 88 - 76 = 12

**5.** **Kate
bought 34 eggs and out of them 23 was rotten. How many eggs were good?**

Number of eggs Kate bought = 34

Number of rotten eggs = 23

Therefore, number of good eggs = 34 - 23 = 11

**6.** **A basket had 24 pineapples in it. 12 pineapples were taken out and eaten. How many pineapples were left in the basket?**

The basket had 24 pineapples

Pineapples taken out and eaten (-)__ 12 pineapples__

Now, there are __ 12 pineapples__

Thus, 12 pineapples were left in the basket.

**7. Rohit's father is 31 years old. Rohit is 5 years old. Find the difference in their ages.**

Father's age 31 years

Rohit's age (-)__ 5 years__

Difference __ 26 years__

So, we can say that Rohit's father is 26 years older than Rohit.

**8. In a group of 446 students. 123 students went for a picnic. How many did not go for the picnic?**

Total students 446

Students went for picnic (-)__ 123__

Students who did not go __ 323__

Thus, 323 students did not go to the picnic.

**Worksheet on Word Problems on Subtraction:**

**1.** A class has 58 students, out of which 27 students are boys. How many girls study in that class?

**Answer:** 31

**2.** 64 students were travelling in two school buses. There were 31 students in one bus. How many students were there in the other bus?

**Answer: **33

**3.** Farhan took 90 sweets to school on his birthday. He distributed 65 sweets among his teachers and friends. How many sweets are left with Farhan?

**Answer: **25

**4.** There were 43 marbles in a bag. 19 marbles fell out of the bag. How many marbles are left in the bag?

**Answer: **24

**5.** A total of 640 runs were scored in a one-day cricket match. If 320 runs were scored before lunch, how many runs were scored after lunch?

**Answer: **320

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