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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.

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Grade 3 - Mathematics
5.9 Word Problems

Q 1: On a scary Halloween night party there were 16 glasses of punch on the table. 10 people had 10 glasses of punch. How many glasses of punch are left?
16-10 = 6
16+10=26
10+10=20
16- 16=0

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

Q 3: After eating way too much candy, Suzy had to go to the dentist and have 5 cavities filled. The dentist told her to come back the following week to have 4 more done. How many cavities did poor Suzy have?
5-4=1
5+4=11
5+4=10
5+4=9

Q 4: There were 5 pumpkins sitting on the porch. Mom brought home 8 more. How many pumpkins are there altogether?
8-5=3
8x5=40
8-5=13
5+8=13

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