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Details for problem "Subtraction by filling up place values"

Quickname: 4950

Suitable for K-12 grades: Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4

Elementary School, Primary School.


Calculate difference by stepping up each place value.


Calculate difference by stepping up each place value. (Example for this math problem)


The difference of two positive whole numbers has to be calculated. In this approach this is achieved by determining the number of steps it takes to advance each of the subtrahend's place values up to the minuend's place value. This is done in ascending order, from right to left.

A sample problem with the answer shown can be given to illustrate the task.

For the minuend and subtrahend, the number of places can be selected. For the minuend's places, it can be specified that:

The number of problems can be selected.

Topics: Arithmetic Whole Numbers

Tags: Subtraction

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Customization options for this problem

Possible values
Number of problems
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Minuend places
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Minuend structure
any, every place greater/equal, multiples of powers of 10
Subtrahend places
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Sample problem
Yes, No

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