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Word Problems

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.

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