Worksheet: Modeling Two-Step Addition and Subtraction Problems

In this worksheet, we will practice deciding which operations are needed to solve a two-step word problem by drawing a model if necessary and writing equations to record the solution with numbers up to 1000.

Q1:

A mailman has to deliver letters to 76 houses. In the first street, he delivered to 28 houses, and, in the next street, he delivered to 15 houses.

Pick one way to calculate the number of houses that are left.

  • AHe has delivered to 28+15=42 houses. So, there are 7642=34 houses left.
  • BHe has delivered to 2815=13 houses. So, there are 7613=63 houses left.
  • CHe has delivered to 28+15=43 houses. So, there are 7643=33 houses left.
  • DHe has delivered to 28+15=43 houses. So, there are 7643=32 houses left.
  • EHe has delivered to 2815=13 houses. So, there are 76+13=89 houses left.

Q2:

A book has 730 pages. The reader read 574 pages yesterday and 145 pages today. How many pages are left?

Q3:

I am a number. If you add me to 952 and then subtract 167, I become 822. What number am I?

Q4:

The weekly income of a family is 781 pounds. The family spends 242 pounds on rent, 270 pounds on food, 129 pounds on bills, and the rest is saved. How much does the family save?

  • A140 pounds
  • B382 pounds
  • C281 pounds
  • D269 pounds

Q5:

Amelia had $209 in her bank account. She wrote checks for $95, $69, and $86 and made two deposits of $22 and $79. Determine the amount of money she had after these transactions, and find how it compares to the original balance.

  • AThe current balance is $60, and it is $149 less than the original balance.
  • BThe current balance is $142, and it is $351 less than the original balance.
  • CThe current balance is $142, and it is $351 more than the original balance.
  • DThe current balance is $16, and it is $193 less than the original balance.
  • EThe current balance is $60, and it is $149 more than the original balance.

Q6:

A child was playing a computer game in which he collects coins. The game consists of four levels. He collected 114 coins in the first level, 106 coins in the second, 94 coins in the third, and 87 coins in the fourth. Find the total amount of coins he collected while playing the game.

  • A401 coins
  • B295 coins
  • C287 coins
  • D307 coins
  • E314 coins

Q7:

A farmer planted a number of trees for three months. He planted 102 trees in January, 77 trees in February, and 117 trees in March. Find the total number of trees he planted in the three months.

  • A194 trees
  • B179 trees
  • C219 trees
  • D296 trees
  • E62 trees

Q8:

A young man travelled to three cities by bike. It took him 198 minutes to travel to the first city, 179 minutes to travel to the next city, and 216 minutes to travel to the final city. Find the total duration of his trip in minutes.

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