In these worksheets, students will find the missing digit in a subtraction problem.

Remember the game hangman? It's a game where you have to fill the missing letters in the blanks till you guess the word completely. Isn't it fun and exciting to play? Well, similar to the game, mathematics, too, has a number series that goes on and on! The whole idea of filling the number in the sequence is to find the pattern that is being followed so that you can fill in the missing blanks! But before we move on to finding what a pattern is, it is important that you first a sequence itself means! In math, the word sequence refers to a set of things, usually numbers that are presented in order. Every number in the sequence series is known as a term, member, or element. The next step is to find what the pattern is, or what rule is being used in the given sequence. For example; 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12... The dots at the end of the sequence means that the sequence is infinite. In the example, the pattern used are even numbers. To find out the pattern, it is essential that you thoroughly look at it. Just like this sequence, there are other sequences with patterns. You can solve them by paying attention; they are quite easy!

In missing digit problems, students are presented with an equation, and they have to find the digit that is missing. In these intermediate-level problems, a prior basic understanding of the principles of subtraction is required. In these worksheets, students will find the missing digits in subtraction problems (i.e., find the number that, when subtracted, gives the specified difference). Some of the problems require borrowing, so a prior understanding of borrowing is required. All problems involve two-digit minuends, subtrahends, and differences. This set of worksheets contains step-by-step solutions to sample problems, both simple and more complex problems, a review, and a quiz. It also includes ample worksheets for students to practice independently. When finished with this set of worksheets, students will be able to find the missing minuends, subtrahends, and differences in two-digit subtraction problems. These worksheets explain how to find the missing digit in a subtraction problem. Sample problems are solved and practice problems are provided.

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Missing Digit Subtraction Worksheets

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Missing Digits Lesson

This worksheet explains how to break down these problems. The unknown has to be found, which when subtracted from to 58, you get 42. A sample problem is solved.

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Lesson and Practice

Students will review how to find the missing digits in a subtraction problem. A sample problem is solved and two practice problems are provided.


The exercises that are presented are very consistent and will get you in a rhythm.


You get some work in on finding the missing digits in subtraction problems.


What values would complete these differences?


Students will show off their skills at finding the unknown values in subtraction problems. Twenty-five problems are provided.

Warm Up

SA solid way to review or introduce the topic. Three problems are provided.


It is required to find a number, which when subtracted from 64, gives a difference of 13. See if you can follow along.

Missing Digit Subtraction Worksheet

Students will find the number that, when subtracted, gives the specified difference.


You will be working off of specified differences and you will need to decide what is absent.


What would make these equations true? A sample problem is solved and six practice problems are provided.


Students will demonstrate their proficiency with this concept and skills.


Students will find the number that helps complete the specified difference. Three problems are provided, and space is included for students to copy the correct answer when given.