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Worksheet: Writing and Solving Addition and Subtraction Equations

Q1:

A group of students are meeting together to study. Four students have to leave early. If 11 of them would remain, write an equation to find how many students are meeting, and then solve it.

  • A ,
  • B ,
  • C ,
  • D ,
  • E ,

Q2:

Over a week, Madison practiced on her flute for 5 hours. This was 3 hours longer than she practiced the previous week. First write an equation for the number of hours ( ) that she spent practicing the previous week, and then solve it.

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E

Q3:

David is 14 years older than Matthew. If David is 29 years old, write an equation to determine Matthew’s age, and then solve it.

  • A , 43 years old
  • B , 43 years old
  • C , 15 years old
  • D , 15 years old
  • E , 13 years old

Q4:

Anthony is saving money for a gift that costs $52. Given that he already saved $44, write and solve an equation that represents the amount of money he still needs to save.

  • A , $96
  • B , $96
  • C , $8
  • D , $8
  • E , $10

Q5:

Ethan’s mother gave him coloring pencils for his birthday. He lost 43 of them at the park. If he has 40 left, write and solve an equation to find how many coloring pencils Ethan’s mother gave him.

  • A ,
  • B ,
  • C ,
  • D ,
  • E ,