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

subtraction-image

Peter's change = 20 - 8 = 18 dollars

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Basic math word problem.

Recent Articles

  1. How to Write an Inequality

    Dec 12, 19 07:51 AM

    Learn how to write an inequality quickly with this easy to follow math lesson.

    Read More

New math lessons

Your email is safe with us. We will only use it to inform you about new math lessons.

                                 Follow me on Pinterest

Real Life Math Skills

Learn about investing money, budgeting your money, paying taxes, mortgage loans, and even the math involved in playing baseball.