Decimal Word Problems – Subtraction (Grade 5)

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Decimal Word Problems – Subtraction

1. 
The width of a tree was 3.15 inches last year. This year, the width is 5.38 inches. The width increased by 2.23 inches.
  1. True
  2. False
2. 
Zach has $20 to spend on going to the arcade. If he spends $7.25 on tokens, $3.95 for snacks, and $1.75 for bus fare each way, how much money will he have left?
  1. $14.70
  2. $7.05
  3. $6.30
  4. $5.30
3. 
Kevin has $15. If he spends $6.25 on admission to the movies, $2.95 on popcorn and $1.65 on candy, how much money will he have left?
  1. $2.50
  2. $3.50
  3. $4.15
  4. $10.85
4. 
Marina made a training plan to run 5.6 miles per day. So far, she has run 3.1 miles today. How much farther does she have to run to meet her goal for today?
  1. 2.5 miles
  2. 2.4 miles
  3. 17.36 miles
  4. 8.7 miles
5. 
Jim cut a 2.3 foot length of pipe from a pipe that was 4.1 feet long. How long is the remaining piece of pipe?
  1. 6.4 feet
  2. 1.7 feet
  3. 1.8 feet
  4. 1.9 feet
6. 
A vet measured the mass of two birds. The mass of the robin was 76.64 grams. The mass of the blue jay was 81.54 grams. Which is the best estimate of the differences in the masses of the birds?
  1. 5 grams
  2. 10 grams
  3. 15 grams
  4. 20 grams
7. 
Shelby had 3.25 pounds of dry cement. He used 1.7 pounds to make a paver for his lawn. How many pounds of dry cement does Shelby have left?
  1. 1.55 pounds
  2. 2.08 pounds
  3. 3.08 pounds
  4. 4.95 pounds
8. 
Seth bought 3.45 pounds of red apples and 1.57 pounds of green apples. How many more pounds of red apples than green apples did Seth buy?
  1. 5.02 pounds
  2. 1.98 pounds
  3. 1.88 pounds
  4. 1.12 pounds
9. 
Patrick bought 3.26 pounds of potato salad and 2.8 pounds of macaroni salad to bring to a cookout. How much more potato salad than macaroni salad did Patrick buy?
  1. 6.06 pounds
  2. 2.98 pounds
  3. 0.98 pound
  4. 0.46 pound
10. 
Abby lives 1.25 miles from school and 0.82 mile from the library. How much farther does Abby live from school than from the library?
  1. 0.33 mile
  2. 0.43 mile
  3. 2.07 miles
  4. 4.3 miles

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