# Parts of a Subtraction Problem (Grade 2)

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## Parts of a Subtraction Problem

**Instructions:**
Five minus two is three. 5 - 2 = 3. This is a subtraction problem.

Five is the first number. It is the minuend. Two is the number being subtracted. It is the subtrahend. Three is the answer. It is called the difference.

minuend - subtrahend = difference

Identify the minuend, subtrahend, or difference for each subtraction problem.

1.

Which number is the difference in the problem below?

[math]7 - 2 = 5[/math]

[math]7 - 2 = 5[/math]

- 7
- 5
- 2

2.

Which number is the subtrahend in the problem below?

[math]7 - 3 = 4[/math]

[math]7 - 3 = 4[/math]

- 7
- 3
- 4

3.

Which number is the difference in the problem below?

[math]10 - 8 = 2[/math]

[math]10 - 8 = 2[/math]

- 2
- 8
- 10

4.

Which number is the minuend in the problem below?

[math]5 - 2 = 3[/math]

[math]5 - 2 = 3[/math]

- 2
- 3
- 5

5.

Which number is the subtrahend in the problem below?

[math]10 - 4 = 6[/math]

[math]10 - 4 = 6[/math]

- 4
- 6
- 10

6.

Which number is the difference in the problem below?

[math]3 - 2 = 1[/math]

[math]3 - 2 = 1[/math]

- 3
- 2
- 1

7.

Which number is the minuend in the problem below?

[math]8 - 7 = 2[/math]

[math]8 - 7 = 2[/math]

- 7
- 8
- 2

8.

Which number is the subtrahend in the problem below?

[math]4 - 3 = 1[/math]

[math]4 - 3 = 1[/math]

- 1
- 3
- 4

9.

Which number is the minuend in the problem below?

[math]9 - 5 = 4[/math]

[math]9 - 5 = 4[/math]

- 9
- 5
- 4

10.

Which number is the difference in the problem below?

[math]6 - 1 = 5[/math]

[math]6 - 1 = 5[/math]

- 1
- 5
- 6

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