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

Q 2: Robert has 8 pencils and Meghan has 16. How many more pencils does Meghan have?
16
11
9
8

Q 3: Sal ate 19 blueberries. Mal ate 21 blueberries. How many blueberries did they eat altogether?
39
21
41
40

Q 4: Laura had 70 stuffed animals in her room and gave 20 to her best friend. How many does Laura have now?
50 animals
70 animals
60 animals
40 animals

Q 5: Jonathan raises chickens. In the barn he found ten chickens. In the barnyard, he found twenty chickens. How many chickens does Jonathan have?
30
40
10
20

Q 6: Ashley has $10.00 and wants to buy a book that costs $15.00. How much more money does she need?
$9.00
$5.00
$6.00
$8.00

Q 7: 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?
9
8
6
5

Q 8: Krystal weighed 55 pounds. Then she gained four pounds during the year. How much does she weigh now?
56 pounds
59 pounds
55 pounds
51 pounds

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