Worksheet: Subtraction of Three-Digit Numbers in Word Problems

In this worksheet, we will practice using place value strategies and base ten blocks to solve story problems calling for the subtraction of two 3-digit numbers with and without regrouping.

Q1:

A shop has 953 bottles of drink. 230 were sold. How many are left?

Q2:

Students want to plant 621 trees in their village. They have planted 476 trees. How many are left?

Q3:

Yara collected 796 stamps. If she gave 135 to her friend, how many stamps are left?

Q4:

A shop has 940 kg of apples. 287 kg were sold. How many kilograms are left?

Q5:

108 students went on a school trip. The school has 209 students. How many did NOT go on the trip?

  • A209 students
  • B317 students
  • C108 students
  • D101 students

Q6:

A group of students want to raise 654 LE to get new sports equipment for their school. They collected 331 LE in the first month. How much more do they need?

Q7:

The temperature of the chicken Engy is cooking is . Use the table below to determine the least amount the temperature will need to rise for the chicken to be safe to eat.

Type of Meat Beef Chicken Turkey Fish
Safe Internal Temperature ( ) 150–155 165–175 160–170 170–180

Q8:

Students want to plant 621 trees in their village. They have planted 483 trees. How many are left?

Q9:

224 students went on a school trip. The school has 395 students. How many did NOT go on the trip?

  • A395 students
  • B619 students
  • C224 students
  • D171 students

Q10:

A shop has 924 kg of apples. 267 kg were sold. How many kilograms are left?

Q11:

Engy collected 883 stamps. If she gave 232 to her friend, how many stamps are left?

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