# Subtracting on a Number Line Worksheets

Welcome to our Subtracting on a Number Line Worksheet page.
Here you will find a selection of free printable subtraction worksheets, which involve using a number line to subtract a single digit from a range of numbers.

These worksheets have been designed for children working at a first or second grade level.

## Subtracting on a Number Line

### Subtracting on a Number Line Examples

#### Example 1) Use the number line below to work out 9 - 2.

We need to start at number 9.

We need to count back (or jump back) on 2 ones.

We end up at number 7.

This gives us: 9 - 2 = 7

#### Example 2) Use the number line below to work out 17 − 4.

We need to start at number 17.

We need to count (or jump) back 4 ones.

We end up at 13.

This gives us: 17 − 4 = 13

#### Example 3) Use the number line below to work out 73 − 5.

We need to start at number 73.

We need to count (or jump) back 5 ones.

We end up at number 68.

This gives us: 73 − 5 = 68

#### Example 4) Use the number line to find the missing number: 8 − ___ = 6.

We need to start at number 8.

We need to count (or jump) back by ones until we get to number 6.

We needed to count back (or jump back) 2 ones.

This gives us: 8 − 2 = 6

#### Example 5) Use the number line to find the missing number: 54 − ___ = 47.

Our first step is to start at number 54 and complete the number line back to 44 (we could stop counting back when we get to 47 if we wanted to).

We need to count (or jump) back by ones until we get to number 47.

We needed to count back (or jump back) 7 ones.

This gives us: 54 − 7 = 47

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