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(1) Just Girls At Kate's sleepover there were 7 girls. Each girl painted her own nails. How many painted nails are there? 
by Cara, age 10, grade 4 Kings Highway School Ms. Cadden's class Westport, Connecticut, U.S. October 25, 2002 

(2) Apple Picking! One day I went apple picking. I picked 5 apples on the first tree, 12 on the second tree, and 23 on the third tree. Then 18 fell down the hill. How many apples do I have now? 
by Melissa, age 10, grade 4 Kings Highway School Ms. Cadden's class Westport, Connecticut, U.S. October 25, 2002 

(3) Dogs There were 9 dogs and 3 water bowls. How many dogs would share water at each bowl? 
by Morgan, age 9, grade 4 Kings Highway School Ms. Cadden's class Westport, Connecticut, U.S. October 25, 2002 

(4) Animals Today, I went to the pet store. They have 139 animals. The last time I was there, they had 300 animals. How many animals did they sell since the last time I was there? 
by Lyndy, age 9, grade 4 East Side School Mrs. King's class Harrisburg, Illinois, U.S. October 18, 2002 

(5) Candy Sallie has 9 days until her Halloween candy is stale. Each day she eats 5 pieces of candy. How many pieces of candy has she eaten when 9 days are up? 
by Hannah, age 8, grade 3 The Raleigh School Mr. Sather and Mrs. Jacobs' class Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S. October 29, 2002 

(6) Ballet There were nine ballerinas and each one has six bobby pins in her hair. How many bobby pins are there all together? 
by Cara, age 8, grade 3 The Raleigh School Mr. Sather and Mrs. Jacobs' class Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S. October 29, 2002 

(7) At the Circus At the circus there were eight dancing clowns. Each clown had five different colors on his wig. How many colors on all of the wigs? 
by Amelia, age 8, grade 3 The Raleigh School Mr. Sather and Mrs. Jacobs' class Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S. October 29, 2002 

(8) Fishing Jack went to the river to fish nine times. Each time he caught 7 pike. Then he went to fish again and he did not catch any fish this time. The next time he went he caught 8 lobsters. How many pike did Jack catch total? 
by Jesse, age 8, grade 3 The Raleigh School Mr. Sather and Mrs. Jacobs' class Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S. October 29, 2002 

(9) Hot Dogs Emma went to Darryl's and bought ten hot dogs for her family. Each hot dog cost three dollars. How much money did she spend? 
by Claire, age 8, grade 3 The Raleigh School Mr. Sather and Mrs. Jacobs' class Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S. October 29, 2002 

(10) Apples Jesse went to the grocery store nine times. Each time he went he bought four apples. How many apples did he buy in all? 
by Alyson, age 9, grade 3 The Raleigh School Mr. Sather and Mrs. Jacobs' class Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S. October 29, 2002 
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