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Column subtraction 5: Sensational Seabirds

2 - The Grammar Bit

Spot the Mistake!

Someone has made a mistake in their column subtraction. Can you explain the mistake to your talk partner?

Did you know?

Herring gulls are large, noisy seabirds that are found throughout the year around the UK’s coasts and inland around rubbish tips, fields, large reservoirs and lakes. When visiting the seaside and eating outdoors, it is advisable to cover your food as these opportunistic birds won’t think twice about snatching it out of your hands!

Use PAWS and column subtraction to solve the following word problem.

A seaside town in Cornwall had a population of 125,305 people. Its quaint buildings and sandy beaches made it a popular tourist destination. However, in 2001, a total of 90,278 tourists visited the town. Of these tourists, 6,359 had food stolen from them by the resident herring gulls.

How many tourists did not have food stolen by the the herring gulls?