Lesson Worksheet: Add and Subtract Decimals with up to Two Decimal Places Mathematics • 5th Grade

In this worksheet, we will practice solving multistep word problems by drawing models and adding and subtracting decimals with up to two decimal places.


For a recipe Jacob measured 24.15 g of butter which is 6.12 g more than the recipe recommended. How much butter did the recipe recommend?

When cooking, Jacob only used 15.12 g. What is the difference between the amount of butter Jacob used and the amount of butter that the recipe recommended?


Daniel runs 2.2 km and James runs 1.7 km. How many kilometers do they run in total?

If James runs 1.2 km more, what is the distance they run in total?


Michael has 20.5 dollars. He gives his son 5.2 dollars. How many dollars does Michael have?

If Michael pays 10.2 for his phone bill, how many dollars does Michael have now?


To visit her family, Scarlett takes the train for 10.21 km, and then 11.33 km more. What is the total distance of Scarlett’s journey?

If Scarlett takes the train again for 5.15 km to visit her friend, what is the total distance of Scarlett’s journey?


Matthew has the following bottle of water.


He fills the bottle 10.6 liters of water and he drinks 1.2 liters, and then he fills the bottle again with 2.3 liters. How many liters are in the bottle now?


Use the table below to find out how many more people there are per square mile in Iowa than in Colorado.

Number of People per Square Mile41.552.451.350.3


Hannah goes jogging every day. If she jogged for 7 hours this week, complete the given table.

Number of Hours 1 1 1 1 0.5 1


On a dive, some oceanographers saw a humpback whale which was 13.7 m long, and a killer whale which was 6.85 m long. How much longer was the humpback whale than the killer whale?


The table shows the top three time records for the women’s 100-meter butterfly event at the 2004 Summer Olympics.

SwimmerCountryTime (s)
Petria ThomasAustralia57.47
Otylia JedrzejczakPoland57.84
Inge de BruijnNetherlands57.99

What is the difference between Petria Thomas’s time and Otylia Jedrzejczak’s time?


The table shows the top three finishers in barrel racing at the Livestock Show and Rodeo. What is the difference in time between first and second place?

Time (s)15.8716.0016.03

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