# Worksheet on Subtraction of Literals

Practice the questions in the worksheet on subtraction of literals. The questions are related to the literals following the phrases using number, literals and the basic operation of addition and subtraction.

1. Write the following statements algebraically:

(i) 13 less than literal m

(ii) Decrease k by 9

(iii) Subtract 14 from z

(iv) m taken away from h

(v) 45 is diminished by v

(vi) 105 less than a sum of p and k

(vii) 808 less than literal k

(viii) Number 260 less than a number k

2. Write each of the following algebraically using signs and symbols:

(i) 117 less than literal z

(ii) Decrease h by u

(iii) Subtract w from 100

(iv) 120 is diminished by w

(v) t less than 59

(vi) Number 27 less than a number p

(vii) 875 less than literal w

(viii) Number 53 less than a number u

3. Represent the following statements algebraically:

(i) 24 less than z

(ii) Number k less than a number 70

(iii) 450 taken away from w

(iv) Number 89 less than a number z

(v) Decrease the sum of k and u by p

(vi) v less than 350

4. Write each of the following statements using numbers, literals and symbols:

(i) Subtract v from 650

(ii) q less than a sum of p and 10

(iii) 19 less than a sum of a and b

(iv) Decrease the sum of m and n by x

(v) Decrease the sum of k and 50 by w

(vi) y is diminished by 150

Answers for the worksheet on subtraction of literals are given below to check the exact answers of the above algebraic phrases or statements.

1. (i) m – 13

(ii) k – 9

(iii) z – 14

(iv) h – m

(v) 45 - v

(vi) (p + k) – 105

(vii) k – 808

(viii) k – 260

2. (i) z – 117

(ii) h – u

(iii) 100 – w

(iv) 120 - w

(v) 59 - t

(vi) p - 27

(vii) w – 875

(viii) u – 53

3. (i) z - 24

(ii) 70 - k

(iii) w - 450

(iv) z - 89

(v) (k + u) – p

(vi) 350 - v

4. (i) 650 – v

(ii) (p + 10) – q

(iii) (a + b) – 19

(iv) (m + n) – x

(v) (k + 50) – w

(vi) y - 150

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