# Equations with Addition and Subtraction—Let's Practise

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### TranscriptEquations with Addition and Subtraction—Let's Practise

Razzi says get these items ready because today we're going to practice Equations with Addition and Subtraction. It's time to begin! Solve the following TWO STEP word problem by writing an equation. Ash has sixty-three varieties of plants in their garden. There are twenty-eight varieties of tomatoes and fourteen varieties of apples. The rest of the varieties are peppers. How many different varieties of peppers are there? Pause the video to work on the problem and press play when you are ready to see the solution! The equation is twenty-eight plus fourteen plus

to represent the peppers equals sixty-three. Next, add twenty-eight and fourteen to get forty-two. Finally, subtract forty-two from sixty-three to get twenty-one. Did you also get twenty-one? Let's try one more! Solve the following TWO STEP word problem by writing an equation. Samir is saving money for a new bike that costs two hundred and seventy-nine pounds. He already has forty-five pounds saved and is given ninety-one pounds for his birthday. How much more money does Samir need to save? Pause the video to work on the problem and press play when you are ready to see the solution! The equation is forty-five plus ninety-one plus to represent the money he needs equals two hundred and seventy-nine. Next, add forty-five and ninety-one to get one hundred and thirty-six. Finally, subtract one hundred and thirty-six from two hundred and seventy-nine to get one hundred and forty-three. Did you also get one hundred and forty-three? Razzi had so much fun practicing with you today! See you next time!

## Equations with Addition and Subtraction—Let's Practise exercise

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• ### How many sunflowers are there?

Hints

Set up the equation like this:

• 45 + 12 + S = 83
S = sunflowers.

Here is the next step to find the value of S.

• 45 + 12 = 57

Here is the next step to find the value of S.

• 57 + S = 83

Here is the next step to find the value of S.

• S = 83 - 57
What does S equal?

Solution

Here are the steps for solving the word problem:

• 45 + 12 + S = 83
• 45 + 12 = 57
• 57 + S = 83
• S = 83 - 57
• S = 26
45 + 12 + 26 = 83

Marsha collected 26 sunflowers on the walk.

• ### Penguins at the aquarium.

Hints

Set up the equation like this:

• 23 + 13 + P = 67
P = penguins.

Here is the next step to find the value of P.

• 23 + 13 = 36

Here is the next step to find the value of P.

• 36 + P = 67

Here is the next step to find the value of P.

• P = 67 - 36
What does P equal?

Solution

Here are the steps for solving the word problem:

• 23 + 13 + P = 67
• 23 + 13 = 36
• 36 + P = 67
• P = 67 - 36
• P = 31
23 + 13 + 31 = 67

Elijah saw 31 penguins at the aquarium.

• ### How much money does Mohammed need for a camera?

Hints

Set up the equation:

amount saved + amount given for his birthday + amount Mohammed needs to save = total cost

The first step for finding the value of S is to add the amount saved and the amount given for his birthday.

The next step is to subtract the sum of the amount saved and the amount given to Mohammed on his birthday from the total cost.

Solution

Here are the steps for solving the word problem:

• 94 + 114 + S = 235
• 93 + 114 = 208
• 208 + S = 235
• S = 235 - 208
• S = 27
94 + 114 + 27 = 235

Mohammed needs to save 27 pounds.

• ### Jamie needs to save money for drums.

Hints

The first step for finding the value of S, is to add the amount saved and the amount given on Jamie's birthday.

The next step is to subtract the sum of the amount saved and the amount given on Jamie's birthday from the total cost.

Solution

Here are the steps for solving the word problem:

• 117 + 143 + S = 321
• 117 + 143 = 260
• 260 + S = 321
• S = 321 - 260
• S = 61
117 + 143 + 61 = 321

Jamie needs to save 61 pounds.

• ### Write the equation.

Hints

Use S for the amount Mia needs to save.

Here is how to write the equation:

amount saved + amount given for pocket money + amount Mia needs to save = total cost

Solution

The addends are interchangeable so any order is correct.

This is how to write the equation.

• 76 + 12 + S = 111
This is how you solve the problem:

• 76 + 12 = 88
• 88 + S = 111
• 111 - 88 = 23
• S = 23
76 + 12 + 23 = 111

• ### How many cucumbers are left?

Hints

The first step for finding the value of C, is to add the number of strawberries and tomatoes.

The second step is to subtract the total amount from the combined amount of strawberries and tomatoes.

Once you've found out how many cucumbers there were to start with, subtract the amount of cucumbers eaten by the deer.

Solution

Here are the steps for solving the two part word problem:

• 43 + 78 + C = 141
• 43 + 78 = 121
• 121 + C = 141
• C = 141 - 121
• C = 20
• 20 - 16 = 4
There are 4 cucumbers left.