# Mr. Ortega made 51 cookies. He gave 14 cookies away. How many cookies does he have now?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 18, 2016

37 cookies left

#### Explanation:

This is a simple subtraction problem.

Find what the problem gives you.

You find out that you start off with 51 cookies.

You then give 14 cookies away,

using a formula:

(what you had) - (what you gave away) = (What you have left)

Had 51 cookies - gave 14 cookies = 37 cookies left