# A subtraction word problem

by Kushagra
(Delhi )

Problem #1:

Peter has 20 dollars in his pocket. He buys a 32 ounces vanilla ice cream for 8 dollars. How much is Peter's change?

Solution

In this situation, Peter is experiencing a loss because some money will be taken away from him for the ice cream.

Therefore, we need to do subtraction

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Peter's change = 20 - 8 = 18 dollars

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