Translate the story problem into mathematical statements.

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: 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 5+7=100 7-5=12 7-5=2

Q 2: 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? 10+10=20 16-10 = 6 16+10=26 16- 16=0

Q 3: 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 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=11 5+4=10 5+4=9 5-4=1

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