# Common Core: 1st Grade Math : Representing and Solving Addition and Subtraction Problems

## Example Questions

### Example Question #551 : Ssat Elementary Level Quantitative (Math)

The pet store has  goldfish in a tank. A teacher bought  fish for her school’s fish tank. How many goldfish does the pet store have left?

Explanation:

This is a subtraction problem because the pet store sold some of their fish, so they will have less fish.

We can start at  and count back .

### Example Question #11 : Representing And Solving Addition And Subtraction Problems

Spot has a box of treats with  bones left. The box started off with  treats. How many treats has Spot eaten from the box?

Explanation:

This is a subtraction problem because Spot has eaten some of the bones, so he has less than what he started with.

We can start at  and count back .

### Example Question #13 : Representing And Solving Addition And Subtraction Problems

The baseball team has  balls to practice with. There are  boys on the team. If they each take a ball, how many balls are left over?

Explanation:

This is a subtraction problem because we want to know how many baseballs are left after the team members each take one.

We can start at  and count back .

### Example Question #331 : Operations

Jenny has  games. She let her friend use  of them for her birthday party. How many does Jenny have left?

Explanation:

This is a subtraction problem because we want to know how many games Jenny has left after she gives some away.

We can start at  and count back .

### Example Question #561 : Ssat Elementary Level Quantitative (Math)

Sarah got  birthday gifts for her birthday. She’s opened  of them. How many does she have left to open?

Explanation:

This is a subtraction problem because we want to know how many gifts Sarah has left to open after she's already opened some.

We can start at  and count back .

### Example Question #13 : Representing And Solving Addition And Subtraction Problems

Matt invited  of his friends to a cookout.  of his friends did not come. How many of his friends did come to his cookout?

Explanation:

This is a subtraction problem because some of the friends that Matt invitied did not come, so the total number of people that did come has to be less than what he invited.

We can start at  and count back .

### Example Question #343 : Operations

Ms. Smith’s class has  students.  of her students are out with the flu today. How many students are in the class today?

Explanation:

This is a subtraction problem because some of Mrs. Smith's students are out with the flu, so the number of students in class has to be less than the total number of students that she has.

We can start at  and count back .

### Example Question #14 : Representing And Solving Addition And Subtraction Problems

Joe has  total math problems to complete for homework tonight. He wants to get  done before dinner. How many will he have left to do after dinner?

Explanation:

This is a subtraction problem because we want to know how many homework problems Joe will have left after he does some of them, so he will have less than what he started with.

We can start at  and count back .

### Example Question #11 : Representing And Solving Addition And Subtraction Problems

Mr. Bell has  desks in his classroom. He only needs  desks, how many extra desks does he have?

Explanation:

This is a subtraction problem because we want to know how many extra desks Mr. Bell has after the  he needs are used.

We can start at  and count back .

### Example Question #16 : Representing And Solving Addition And Subtraction Problems

A large pizza has  slices. If we eat  slices, how many will be left?