Lesson Worksheet: Subtracting Integers Mathematics

In this worksheet, we will practice subtracting integers in both abstract and real-world contexts.


The First Messenian War was one between Messenia and Sparta in Ancient Greece. It began in 743 BCE and ended in 724 BCE. How long did the First Messenian War last?


The Mayan civilization is believed to have begun in 2600 BCE and collapsed in 900 CE. How long did the Mayan civilization last?



  • A4
  • B4
  • C10
  • D6
  • E10


The freezing point of bromine is 7C, while the freezing point of methane is 182C. How much warmer is bromine’s freezing point than methane’s?


Fill in the blank: 15=.


Fill in the blank: 19=.


Complete the following to describe the relation between addition and subtraction: 3(5)=3+.


Ahmed’s golf score was 4 strokes less than Fahd’s golf score, which was 4 strokes more than Bandar’s. If Bandar’s score relative to par was +9, what was Ahmed’s golf score?


Calculate the following: 20(4).


Which of the following is equivalent to 51?

  • A15
  • B1(5)
  • C5+1
  • D1+5
  • E5+(1)

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