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Grade 3 - Mathematics
5.5 Story Problems - 1

Method:
  1. Read the problem carefully.
  2. Translate the story problem into mathematical statements.
  3. Compute the required results.

Example: A doll costs $45. Ann has $12, how much more does she require to buy the doll?
Subtract $12 from $45.
Answer: $33

Directions: Solve the following story problems. Also write at least ten examples of your own.
Q 1: Laura had 70 stuffed animals in her room and gave 20 to her best friend. How many does Laura have now?
40 animals
70 animals
60 animals
50 animals

Q 2: Jessica was 45 inches tall. She grew another five inches during the school year. How tall is she now?
45 inches
55 inches
5 inches
50 inches

Q 3: Krystal weighed 55 pounds. Then she gained four pounds during the year. How much does she weigh now?
51 pounds
56 pounds
55 pounds
59 pounds

Q 4: Jimmy took 60 steps to walk to the gym. Then he walked another 1,240 steps around the track. How many steps did Jimmy walk in total?
1,200 steps
1,290 steps
1,300 steps
1,358 steps

Q 5: Stefanie and Julie earned $8 each for painting signs. How much money did they make altogether?
$10
$8
$18
$16

Q 6: Jonathan raises chickens. In the barn he found ten chickens. In the barnyard, he found twenty chickens. How many chickens does Jonathan have?
40
10
30
20

Q 7: Robert has 8 pencils and Meghan has 16. How many more pencils does Meghan have?
16
9
11
8

Q 8: Julia saw five birds sitting on a big limb. Then she saw three more birds in a nest. Two of the birds flew off the limb. How many birds were left on the tree?
6
8
9
5

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