Worksheet: Addition and Subtraction Expressions and Equations

In this worksheet, we will practice writing addition and subtraction expressions and equations matching models and stories with no unknowns and writing the correct symbol into equations to make them true.

Q1:

Use + or to make the following arithmetic operation correct: 55=0.

  • A
  • B+

Q2:

Fill in the blank to find the missing symbol: 122=14.

  • A
  • B=
  • C+

Q3:

Which symbol is missing from the equation 11+516?

  • A+
  • B
  • C=

Q4:

Use + or to make the following arithmetic operation correct: 1=65.

  • A
  • B+

Q5:

Use + or to make the following arithmetic operation correct: 7=25.

  • A+
  • B

Q6:

Use + or to make the following arithmetic operation correct: 2=31.

  • A
  • B+

Q7:

Use + or to make the following arithmetic operation correct: 3=63.

  • A
  • B+

Q8:

Use + or to make the following arithmetic operation correct: 11=2.

  • A+
  • B

Q9:

Liam jumped from a ramp 5 meters high into the water and ended up 10 meters below the surface.

Write an addition expression that describes the distance he traveled.

  • A5+(10)
  • B(10)+(5)
  • C5+10

Write a subtraction expression that describes the distance he traveled.

  • A5(10)
  • B(10)5
  • C510

Q10:

One month, Liam saved 3,221 LE and James saved 1,537 LE. The total amount that they both saved is (+)LE.

  • A3,221+5,137
  • B2,321+1,537
  • C2,321+5,137
  • D3,221+1,537

Q11:

A man has 24,543 LE. He wants to buy a flat that costs 37,589 LE. Write the operation that will tell him how much more money he needs.

  • A24,54337,589
  • B37,58924,543
  • C37,589+24,543
  • D24,543+37,589

Q12:

A farmer bought 5,341 sheep and 4,438 cows. Using the sign +, how can you represent the total number of animals he bought?

  • A5,341+5,341 animals
  • B4,438+4,438 animals
  • C5,341+4,438 animals
  • D5,341+4,438+5,341+4,438 animals

Q13:

To get to an event, 3,237 people traveled by train, and 2,641 people traveled by car. Use the plus sign (+) to write an expression for the total number of people.

  • A3,237+2,641
  • B2,641+2,641
  • C3,237+2,641+3,237+2,641
  • D3,237+3,237

Q14:

Fill in the blank: David paid 32,301 LE for a house and 55,210 LE for a car. The total price for both was (32,30155,210)LE.

  • A÷
  • B×
  • C+
  • D

Q15:

Fill in the blank: Noah has 71,144 LE and Mason has 5,050 LE. Together they have (71,1445,050)LE.

  • A÷
  • B
  • C×
  • D+

Q16:

Jackson will be 89 years old in 2025. Fill in the gaps to make an expression which will tell us how old he was in 2008: .

  • A8972
  • B8917
  • C7217
  • D5517

Q17:

A company bought two cars for 64,462 LE each and a motorbike for 11,231 LE. Write an expression for the total price using the + symbol.

  • A64,462+11,231
  • B64,462+64,462
  • C64,462+64,462+11,231
  • D64,462+11,231+11,231

Q18:

A ship sailed 3,002 km to port A and then 4,625 km to port B. Use the + sign to write an expression for the total distance the ship traveled in kilometers.

  • A4,625+4,625
  • B3,002+3,002
  • C3,002+4,625
  • D3,002+4,625+3,002+4,625

Q19:

A person had 50,257 LE and bought a house for 12,522 LE. Write the correct symbol in the gap so he can calculate how much money he has left: (50,25712,522).

  • A÷
  • B×
  • C
  • D+

Q20:

Isabella read 28 pages of her book in the morning. In the evening, she read 15 more pages than she did in the morning.

Which expression tells you how many pages she read in the day?

  • A28+2815
  • B28+28
  • C2815
  • D28+28+15
  • E28+15

Q21:

Observe the calculation shown on the number line.

Write a subtraction expression matching the calculation.

  • A0.75(0.5)
  • B0.750.5
  • C0.750.25
  • D0.75(0.25)
  • E0.250.75

Convert the subtraction expression to an addition expression.

  • A0.75+0.5
  • B0.75+(0.5)
  • C0.75+0.25
  • D0.75+(0.25)
  • E0.25+(0.75)

Q22:

William paid 5,354 LE for a vacation. The flights cost 2,402 LE and the rest was for the hotel. Write an expression describing how much he paid for the hotel.

  • A2,4025,354
  • B5,3542,402

Q23:

A woman had 83,810 LE and then she spent 6,034 LE. Write the correct symbol in the gap so she can calculate how much money she has left: (83,8106,034).

  • A÷
  • B+
  • C×
  • D

Q24:

David bought a toy for 240 LE and a bicycle for 630 LE. Use the + symbol to write an expression for the amount of money David spent.

  • A240+630+240+630
  • B240+240
  • C630+630
  • D240+630

Q25:

A school has 548 students, and another one has 340 students. Using the sign +, how can the total number of students in both schools be represented?

  • A548+340+548+340 students
  • B340+340 students
  • C548+340 students
  • D548+548 students

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