Using Place Value to Subtract Two Digit Numbers (No Regrouping)—Let's Practice
 What Does it Mean to Use Place Value to Subtract?
 Using Place Value to Subtract – Example
 Using Place Value to Subtract – Guided Practice
 Using Place Value to Subtract – Application
 Using Place Value to Subtract – Examples
 Using Place Value to Subtract – Summary
 Using Place Value to Subtract – Frequently Asked Questions
Basics on the topic Using Place Value to Subtract Two Digit Numbers (No Regrouping)—Let's Practice
Using Place Value to Subtract Without Regrouping– Introduction
Get ready because today we're going to practice using place value to subtract without regrouping. It’s a cool way to understand subtraction better using base ten blocks. Ready to begin? Let's go!
What Does it Mean to Use Place Value to Subtract?
Using place value to subtract means breaking down numbers into tens and ones, and then subtracting each place value separately.
For example, if you have the number 33, you can represent it with three tens and three ones. This makes subtraction easier and more visual. It is also a very effective method when you do not need to regroup when subtracting. Let’s practice this with some fun problems!
Using Place Value to Subtract – Example
Let's solve a problem using place value to subtract:
Problem
What is 33 minus 12?
Solution
Follow these simple steps to find the solution.
Step  Explanation  Result 

Represent 33 with base ten blocks  Three tens and three ones  33 
Cross off 2 ones and 1 ten  Take away 2 ones from 3 ones and 1 ten from 3 tens  
Count the remaining blocks  Two tens and one ones  21 
So, 33 minus 12 equals 21!
Using Place Value to Subtract – Guided Practice
Let's try another problem together.
Problem
What is 58 minus 28?
So, 58 minus 28 equals 30!
Using Place Value to Subtract – Application
Now, try solving this problem on your own:
Problem What is 83 minus 42?
So, 83 minus 42 equals 41!
Using Place Value to Subtract – Examples
To help yourself in becoming fluent in using place value to subtract, have a look at some more examples and complete them by following the steps.
Problem  Representation  Cross Off  Remaining Blocks  Solution 

33  12  Three tens, three ones  Two ones, one ten  Two tens, one one  21 
58  28  Five tens, eight ones  Eight ones, two tens  Three tens  30 
83  42  Eight tens, three ones  Two ones, four tens  Four tens, one one  41 
64  32  Six tens, four ones  Two ones, three tens  Three tens, two ones  32 
Using Place Value to Subtract – Summary
Key Learnings from this Text:
 Using place value to subtract helps us understand subtraction by breaking numbers into tens and ones.
 Using place value to subtract is particularly convenient for subtracting numbers that do not require regrouping.
 Represent the number with base ten blocks.
 Cross off the appropriate number of tens and ones to subtract.
 Count the remaining blocks to find the solution.
Keep practicing using place value to subtract to become a math whiz! Check out more fun math problems and activities on our website, such as subtraction using compensation, subtraction using addition, or using number lines to subtract.
Using Place Value to Subtract – Frequently Asked Questions
Transcript Using Place Value to Subtract Two Digit Numbers (No Regrouping)—Let's Practice
Razzi says get these items ready (...) Because today we're going to practice... Using Place Value to Subtract (no regrouping). It's time to begin! Let's use base ten blocks to subtract. What is thirtythree minus twelve? We can represent thirtythree with three tens and three ones. Then cross off two ones and one ten... which leaves twentyone. Did you also get twentyone? Let's tackle the next problem! What is fiftyeight minus twentyeight? We can represent fiftyeight with five tens and eight ones. Then cross off eight ones and two tens... which leaves thirty. Did you also get thirty? Let's try one more! What is eightythree minus fortytwo? We can represent eightythree with eight tens and three ones. Then cross off two ones and four tens... which leaves fortyone. Did you also get fortyone? Razzi had so much fun practicing with you today! See you next time!
Using Place Value to Subtract Two Digit Numbers (No Regrouping)—Let's Practice exercise

What is 67 subtract 42?
HintsHow many tens and ones in 42?
42 is made up of 4 tens and 2 ones. This is what you need to subtract from 67.
How much is left after 4 tens and 2 ones have been subtracted?
Solution67  42 = 25

What is 93 subtract 62?
HintsCreate a place value representation of 93.
There will be 9 tens and 3 ones.
In 62, there are 6 tens and 2 ones. Subtract this from 93.
Use this place value grid to help you.
Solution93  62 = 31

Can you find the answers to the subtraction problems?
HintsCreate your own place value grid and represent the larger number.
For example, if we were solving 98  55, we could create a place value grid like this.
We would then need to work out how many tens and ones in 55 and cross these off.
55 is made up of 5 tens and 5 ones. What is left is the answer.
Solution98  55 = 43
We can see this represented in the image above.
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 77  36 = 41
 86  53 = 33
 64  32 = 32

Solve the subtraction problems.
HintsRepresent the larger number with place value blocks.
You could draw them out with a pencil and paper.
Find out how many tens and ones the smaller number is made up of and cross these out.
You can use this image to help you to solve 62  41.
You can create something similar yourselves to solve the other problems.
Solution21
 62  41 = 21
 76  55 = 21
 48  27 = 21
 93  71 = 22
 45  23 = 22
 57  35 = 22
 68  45 = 23
 74  51 = 23
 89  66 = 23

What is 48 subtract 22?
Hints48 has been represented in the place value grid, we need to subtract 22.
How many tens and ones in 22?
22 is made up of 2 tens and 2 ones.
Use this place value grid to help you.
Solution48  22 = 26

Can you solve the word problems?
HintsIdentify the two numbers in each problem and write out a subtraction number sentence.
Represent the larger number with place value blocks.
How many tens and ones is the smaller number made up of? Cross this off and see what is left.
SolutionIn Class 1 there was a fruit basket with 38 bananas. On Monday, 23 children chose to have a banana. Now there are 15 bananas left. 38  23 = 15
Class 2 are doing some art with leaves. Their teacher collected 87 leaves and 64 of them were used during the art lesson. There are 23 left now. 87  64 = 23