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(1) The Winning Detroit Red Wings
The Red Wings played 25 games in November. They lost only 6 games and tied 2 games. How many games did they win?
(2) Pet Dolphins
In the Halifax River there are 20 dolphins swimming in a pod. My friend and I want to have them as pets. How many dolphins would we each get as pets (if we *could* have them and if we shared them equally?
(3) The Dog of the House
I have 50 friends who each have a dog. If all their dogs came to my house and I only had 5 bowls, how many dogs will be at each bowl?
(4) Cats for Sale
There are 10 cats for sale. Chi-Chi and Loniqua want to get the same number of cats. How many do they each get?
(5) Tigers at the Zoo
There were 33,321 tigers at the zoo. 11,111 ran away. How many stayed at the zoo?
(6) Cats
I have 22 cats. 18 have tails. 2 others have stripes. 2 others have folded ears. How many more cats have tails than folded ears?
(7) E-Mails
At 9:00 a.m. there were 28 e-mails on my computer one day, and at 12:00 I found out that I had 100 new e-mails on my computer then. The next day at 10:00 a.m. I had 200 new e-mails, and I had 94 more new e-mails at 1:00 p.m. How many e-mail messages did I get in all?
(8) The Boy Who Caught Fish
There was a boy who went fishing for 7 days and kept catching 7 fish each day. How many fish did he catch in 7 days?
(9) How Many Cows?
There were two cows. The farmer had a meeting, so the cows took off and didn't stay there. Then another four cows came, but they didn't have a place to be put so they got taken away. Another six cows came to the barn and they found a place they could cuddle up in. How many cows were there now?
(10) Sad Little Kittens
I went to my friend's house and she had 2 kittens. One ran away when we were outside, so we bought 3 more kittens, and we took pictures of all the kittens in case they ran away. How many kittens did we take pictures of?

(1) Kaylin, age 8, grade 3, Franklin Road Christian School, Mrs. McCready's class, West Bloomfield, Michigan, U.S., November 13, 2002
(2) Leticia and Ashley, age 10, grade 5, Holly Hill Elementary School, Ms. Fletcher's class, Holly Hill, Florida, U.S., November 13, 2002
(3) Chi-Chi, age 9, grade 4, Holly Hill Elementary School, Mrs. Smith's class, Holly Hill, Florida, U.S., November 13, 2002
(4) no name, November 14, 2002
(5) Jamal, age 9, grade 4, Sacred Heart School, Ms. Dobbins' class, Mount Vernon, New York, U.S., November 15, 2002
(6) Jessica, age 10, grade 5, Montara School, Mr.Keck's class, California, U.S., November 15, 2002
(7) Stephanie, age 9, grade 3, Gull Lake School, Ms. Young's class, Bedford, Michigan, U.S., November 17, 2002
(8) Alexandra B., age 10, grade 5, Salem Grade School, Mrs. Thomson's class, Salem, Wisconsin, U.S., November 20, 2002
(9) and (10) Ariel, age 11, grade 5, Morristown Elementary School, Ms. May's class, Morrisville, Vermont, U.S., November 21, 2002

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