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Solving problems with addition and subtraction

To solve addition and subtraction problems, various keywords related to add and subtract can be helpful.

Keywords help in making decision which operation is to be done in the question.

Keywords for Addition

 



Keywords for Subtraction


Problem 1
Thomas had 42 stickers in his collection. He bought 16 more stickers. How many stickers are there altogether?

Here, the keyword is ‘altogether’. This means that we need to add.

42 + 16 = 58
Thomas now has 58 stickers altogether.


 

Problem 2

Poppy has £65. She gave £35 to her friend. How much money is left with her?

Here, the keyword is ‘left’. This means that we need to subtract.

£65 - £35 = £30
Poppy is left with £30.


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