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Grade 3 - Mathematics
5.9 Word Problems

Method:
  1. Read the problem carefully.
  2. Translate the story problem into mathematical statements.
  3. Compute the required results.
Example: The distance between two places is 35 miles. If a person has covered 18 miles, how many more miles are left?
Subtract 18 from 35
Answer: 17 miles

Directions: Solve the following. Also write at least ten examples of your own.
Q 1: There were 5 pumpkins sitting on the porch. Mom brought home 8 more. How many pumpkins are there altogether?
8x5=40
8-5=13
8-5=3
5+8=13

Q 2: At the Halloween party there were 8 kids in vampire costumes and 5 kids in ghost costumes. How many more kids were wearing vampire costumes?
8-5=3
10+3=13
10-3=11
10-3=15

Q 3: There were 9 black cats running along the street. All of the sudden 5 more cats joined them. How many cats were running along the street?
9-5=1
9-5=2
9+5=14
9-5=4

Q 4: The spooky house had 7 candles burning in the windows. Someone blew out 5 of them. How many candles were left burning?
5+7=100
7-5=12
7-5=2
5+7=100

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