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

Q 2: Laura had 70 stuffed animals in her room and gave 20 to her best friend. How many does Laura have now?
70 animals
40 animals
60 animals
50 animals

Q 3: Jessica was 45 inches tall. She grew another five inches during the school year. How tall is she now?
50 inches
45 inches
55 inches
5 inches

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

Q 5: Sal ate 19 blueberries. Mal ate 21 blueberries. How many blueberries did they eat altogether?
39
21
40
41

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?
10
30
40
20

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

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?
8
9
6
5

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