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Worksheet: Addition or Subtraction Word Problems Within 10

Q1:

A pizza had 8 slices. 3 of them had pepperoni on them.

Which of these tells you how many slices did NOT have pepperoni?

  • A 5 + 3
  • B 8 + 3
  • C 8 3

Q2:

A fisherman caught 2 fish. Then, he caught 1 more.

Which of these tells you how many fish he caught in total?

  • A 2 + 2
  • B 2 1
  • C 2 + 1

Q3:

14 years ago, Michael was 27 years old and Emma was 42 years old. Find the equation that shows how old Emma is today.

  • A 2 7 + 4 2 + 1 4 = 8 3
  • B 2 7 + 1 4 = 4 1
  • C 2 7 + 4 2 = 6 9
  • D 4 2 + 1 4 = 5 6
  • E 4 2 + 1 4 = 5 5

Q4:

There were 4 cupcakes on a plate. 2 of them had chocolate frosting.

Which of these tells you how many did not have chocolate frosting?

  • A 3 2
  • B 4 + 2
  • C 4 2

Q5: