Read the questions given in the word problems on addition and subtraction of decimals to do the needful as required. We know we need to add or subtract the decimals as we add or subtract ordinary numbers.

Let us consider some of the following examples.

**1.** Kate had $ 368.29. Her mother gave her $ 253.46 and her sister gave her $ 57.39. How much money does she has now?

Money Kate had = $ 368.29

Money gave her mother = $ 253.46

Money gave her sister = __+ $ 57.39__

Total money she has now = $ 679.14

**2.** Maria had $ 469.38. She gave $ 99.37 to Mike and $ 124.93
to Kerry. How much money is left with her?

The amount given to Mike = $ 99.37

The amount given to Kerry = + __$
124.93__

Total amount given =
__$ 224.30__

The amount Maria had = $ 469.38

The amount she gave = - __$
224.30__

The amount left with Maria = __$ 245.08__

**3.** The sum of three decimals is 496.28. Two decimals are
238.94 and 110.09. Find the third decimal.

One decimal = 238.94

Another decimal = + __110.09__

The sum of two decimals = __349.03__

The sum of three decimals = 496.28

The sum of two decimals = - __349.03__

The third decimal = __147.25__

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