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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: 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?
10-3=11
10+3=13
10-3=15
8-5=3

Q 2: 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=2
9-5=1
9+5=14
9-5=4

Q 3: 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
10+10=20
16+10=26
16- 16=0

Q 4: 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=9
5+4=11
5+4=10
5-4=1

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