Worksheet: Word Problems: Taking From

In this worksheet, we will practice solving problems to find the number of objects that are left after objects are taken from a group of up to 10 objects.


Michael bought 9 eggs. He used 5 of them to make cakes. How many eggs are there now?


There were 6 fish in a pond. Birds ate some of them. Then, there were 3 fish in the pond. How many fish were eaten?


There are 7 children on a bus. 1 is a girl. How many are boys?


There were 6 eggs on a shelf, then 3 fell on the ground. How many eggs are left?

  • A9 eggs
  • B4 eggs
  • C6 eggs
  • D3 eggs


Benjamin is 9 y e a r s old. His brother is 2 y e a r s old. Find the difference between their ages.


If a person gave a child 9 p o u n d s , and he spent 1 of them, how much does he have left?


6 students went to the dentist. 2 of them needed treatment. How many did not need treatment?

  • A3 students
  • B6 students
  • C4 students
  • D8 students


A football team has 9 players. If 1 of them was injured, how many could play in a match?


There are 4 cars in a parking lot. If 2 cars left, how many cars are there in the parking lot?

  • A4 cars
  • B6 cars
  • C2 cars
  • D3 cars


A boy had 7 pencils, but he gave 3 pencils to his sister. How many pencils does he have now?


Find the correct calculation.

  • A 6 4 2
  • B 6 3 2
  • C 5 4 2

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