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

Q 2: Sal ate 19 blueberries. Mal ate 21 blueberries. How many blueberries did they eat altogether?
40
39
21
41

Q 3: 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?
1,300 steps
1,290 steps
1,358 steps
1,200 steps

Q 4: Robert has 8 pencils and Meghan has 16. How many more pencils does Meghan have?
8
9
11
16

Q 5: 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
50 animals
60 animals

Q 6: Jordan pays $0.20 for milk everyday. If she has $1.00, how many days can she buy milk?
1 day
20 days
$1.20
5 days

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?
6
9
8
5

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

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