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# Word Problems

# Subtraction Exercises

### Example 1

Translate the following English phrase into mathematical symbols, using + or – signs as appropriate:

The sum of eighty-two and twenty-four.

### Example 2

Translate the following English phrase into mathematical symbols, using + or – signs as appropriate:

Two fewer than nine.

### Example 3

Translate the following English phrase into mathematical symbols, using + or – signs as appropriate:

One hundred minus eleven.

### Example 4

Translate the following English phrase into mathematical symbols, using + or – signs as appropriate:

Eighty take away three.

### Example 5

Translate the following English phrase into mathematical symbols, using + or – signs as appropriate:

Ninety-three plus seven.

### Example 6

Translate the following English phrase into mathematical symbols, using + or – signs as appropriate:

Seventeen together with nineteen.

### Example 7

Translate the following English phrase into mathematical symbols, using + or – signs as appropriate:

The difference between *x* and 5.

### Example 8

Translate the following English phrase into mathematical symbols, using + or – signs as appropriate:

Twenty combined with one.

### Example 9

Translate the following English phrase into mathematical symbols, using + or – signs as appropriate:

Twelve subtracted from thirty.

### Example 10

Translate the following English phrase into mathematical symbols, using + or – signs as appropriate:

*y* increased by three.

### Example 11

Translate the following English phrase into mathematical symbols, using + or – signs as appropriate:

Fourteen but also with another six if you were to group them together rather than apart.