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

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

Q 3: Stefanie and Julie earned $8 each for painting signs. How much money did they make altogether?
$18
$16
$8
$10

Q 4: Ashley has $10.00 and wants to buy a book that costs $15.00. How much more money does she need?
$6.00
$5.00
$9.00
$8.00

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

Q 6: 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?
5
6
9
8

Q 7: Jordan pays $0.20 for milk everyday. If she has $1.00, how many days can she buy milk?
1 day
5 days
$1.20
20 days

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

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