This post is a collection of subtraction word problems for Grade 1 Kids as per USA and Canada math curriculum.

Here a sentence and image is provided in the question. You have to understand the sentence and do proper subtraction to come up with the right answer.

All the questions are provided with explanations which will help kids to understand the solution and get familiar with the concept used in that particular problem.

Understand that concept of math requires patience and considerable practice to master. I will suggest all kids to solve as any questions as possible in this website and take the help of your teacher if you have any doubt with the concept.

**Subtraction Word Problems with Pictures**

(01) **There are 4 birds in the tree. Two Birds fly away. How many birds left?**

(a) 2

(b) 3

(c) 4

(d) 1

Solution

Total birds = 4

Birds went away = 2

Birds left ⟹ 4 – 2 = 2

**Option (a) is the right answer**

(02) **John has six balloons. He gave three of his balloons to his friends. How many balloons now John has?**

(a) 2

(b) 3

(c) 4

(d) 1

Solution

Total balloons = 6

Balloons given to friends = 3

Balloons left with John ⟹ 6 – 3 = 3

**Option (b) is the right answer**

(03)** In the house there are three mouse. One of the mouse ran away. Find number of mouse left in the house?**

(a) 1

(b) 3

(c) 4

(d) 2

Solution

Total Mouse = 3

Mice ran away = 1

Mouse left in the home ⟹ 3 – 1 = 2

**Option (d) is the right answer**

(04) **Adam has 7 kites in his home. His brother took away 4 of the kites with him. How many kites now left with Adam?**

(a) 4

(b) 5

(c) 3

(d) 6

Solution

Total Kites = 7

Kites taken away = 4

Kites left with Adam ⟹ 7 – 4 = 3

**Option (c) is the right answer**

(05) **There are 8 mangoes in the refrigerator. 3 of the mangoes are eaten in dinner. How many mangoes are left in the refrigerator?**

(a) 4

(b) 7

(c) 5

(d) 6

Solution

Total Mangoes = 8

Mangoes eaten away = 3

Mangoes left in refrigerator ⟹ 8 – 3 = 5

**Option (c) is the right answer**

(06) **There are 3 elephants in the zoo of New York. One of the elephant is shifted to the zoo of Chicago. How many elephants does New York zoo has?**

(a) 2

(b) 3

(c) 1

(d) 0

Solution

Total elephants = 3

Elephant sent to other city = 1

Elephant left ⟹ 3 – 1 = 2

**option (a) is the right answer**

(07) **There are 7 dogs living outside Rahul’s home. 5 dogs went away to live in another street. How many dogs are left outside Rahul’s home?**

(a) 6

(b) 2

(c) 3

(d) 4

Solution

Total dogs outside Rahul’s home = 7

Dogs went away = 5

Dogs left ⟹ 7 – 5 = 2

**Option (b) is the right answer**

(08) **9 candles are lit inside a church. Due to wind 2 candles get blown out. How many candles are still lit ?**

(a) 9

(b) 6

(c) 8

(d) 7

Solution

Total lit candles = 9

Candles blown out = 2

Candles left ⟹ 9 – 2 = 7

**Option (d) is the right answer**

(09) **There are 5 bells inside a temple. 4 of the bells are removed. How many bells are now inside temple?**

(a) 1

(b) 2

(c) 3

(d) 4

Solution

Total bells inside temple = 5

Bells removed = 4

Bells left inside temple ⟹ 5 – 4 = 1

**Option (a) is the right answer**

(10) **There are 5 fishes in the pond. 1 fish is taken away by the fisherman. How many fishes are left in the pond? **

(a) 1

(b) 5

(c) 4

(d) 3

Solution

Total fishes = 5

Fish taken away = 1

Fish left in pond ⟹ 5 – 1 = 4

**Option (c) is the right answer**

(11) **There are 10 footballs in the shop. 2 of the balls are defective. How many balls are now left in the shop?**

(a) 8

(b) 9

(c) 7

(d) 6

Solution

Total footballs = 10

Defective balls = 2

Balls left ⟹ 10 – 2 = 8

**Option (a) is the right answer**

(12) **There are 6 glasses of milk kept on the table. 4 Glasses of milk are emptied by the kids. How many glasses of milk left?**

(a) 3

(b) 2

(c) 4

(d) 5

Solution

Total glass of milk = 6

Glass Emptied = 4

Milk left ⟹ 6 – 4 = 2

**Option (b) is the right answer**

(13) **There are 7 butterflies in the garden. 2 butterflies fly away. How many butterflies are now left?**

(a) 3

(b) 2

(c) 4

(d) 5

Solution

Total number of butterflies = 7

Butterflies went away = 2

Butterflies left ⟹ 7 – 2 = 5

**Option (d) is the right answer**

(14)** Ram has 10 pens with him. In school, he lost 4 of his pens. Calculate the number of pens still left with him**

(a) 6

(b) 8

(c) 9

(d) 10

Solution

Total number of pens = 10

Pens lost in school = 4

Pens left ⟹ 10 – 4 = 6

**Option (a) is the right answer**

(15) **There are 7 lantern in home. 4 lanterns got broken. how many lanterns are now left in home?**

(a) 5

(b) 4

(c) 3

(d) 6

Solution

Total number of lanterns = 7

Broken Lantern = 4

Lantern left ⟹ 7 – 4 = 7

**Option (c) is the right answer**

(16) **David has 6 pens. 1 pen gets damaged. How many pens are left with David?**

(a) 7

(b) 5

(c) 4

(d) 2

Solution

Total number of pens = 6

Pens broken = 1

Pens left ⟹ 6 – 1 = 5

**Option (b) is the right answer**

(17)** 7 piece of ice cream candy is kept in refrigerator. 3 ice-creams are eaten by kids. How many ice-creams are left?**

(a) 11

(b) 9

(c) 8

(d) 4

Solution

Total number of ice-cream = 7

Ice cream eaten = 3

Ice cream left ⟹ 7 – 3 = 4

**Option (d) is the right answer**

(18) **There are 10 owls living on a tree. 2 owls fly away. How many owls left on the tree?**

(a) 11

(b) 8

(c) 10

(d) 6

Solution

Total number of owls = 10

Owls fly away = 2

Owls left ⟹ 10 – 2 = 8

**Option (b) is the right answer**

(19) **3 cupcakes are in the refrigerator. All the cakes are eaten in the night. How many cupcakes left?**

(a) 0

(b) 1

(c) 2

(d) 3

Solution

Total number of cupcakes = 3

Cupcakes eaten = 3

Cupcakes left ⟹ 3 – 3 = 0

**Option (a) is the right answer**

(20) **4 Bats are sitting under a tree. 3 of the bats fly away. How many bats left?**

(a) 0

(b) 1

(c) 2

(d) 3

Solution

Total number of bats = 4

Bats moved away = 3

Bats left ⟹ 4 – 3 = 1

**Option (b) is the right answer**