Missing Digit Subtraction Worksheets

Tips for Solving Simple Algebra Problems That Include Subtraction When it comes to mathematics, the toughest part is still word problems. Solving word problems surely seems like the biggest mountain to climb, and there seems to escape out of this confusion. The trickiest part about word problems is understanding the English words and creating a mathematical equation out of it. Once you get the hang of it, solving it seems fairly simple, but the part where you have to translate from English to Math is nearly impossible. But let us not forget that even the most difficult of all problems can be solved, and there is a solution to every problem. There are a few tips that can help you conquer word problems. All you have to do is follow a few steps. The first step requires you to thoroughly read the entire word problem. Trying to solve while you have read only a fragment of the sentence is useless. Read and understand. Second, organize things. Figure out what figure is given, what the variables are, and what figure you need to find out. Lastly, you have to look for the operation that needs to be implicated in the word problem, either addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division. Look for keywords! Here is a list of words that indicate using subtraction: Minus, less | Decreased by | Less than fewer than | Save | Comparatives | Left, leftover, after.

Missing digit subtraction example:

It is a problem that uses each of the numbers from 1 - 9 and you can use the guess and solve method for finding the answer. The answer is 927 - 346 = 581
  9 ? ?
- ? 4 ?
  ? ? 1