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(1) Wonderful Math I have $150. My mom gave me $7 more, but I wasted the $7. Then I paid my friend $3 back. How much do I have left? 
by Marvin, age 11, grade 6 S. E. Shull School Ms. Sabine's class Perth Amboy, New Jersey, U.S. November 22, 2002 

(2) Computer Problem There are 3 computers. There are 12 students. How many students need to share each computer? 
by Noel, age 11, grade 6 W. E. Shull School Ms. Daly and Ms. Vaughan's class Perth Amboy, New Jersey, U.S. November 22, 2002 

(3) How Many Cats? There were 5 cats. 5 more came, then 3 left. Later 15 more came. Then the other 3 came back. How many are there now? 
by Rafael, age 11, grade 6 W. E. Shull School Ms. Daly and Ms. Vaughan's class Perth Amboy, New Jersey, U.S. November 22, 2002 

(4) Basketball There were 26 kids playing basketball. 2 of them quit, then 7 more quit. How many players were left? 
by Shaina, age 11, grade 6 W. E. Shull School Ms. Daly and Ms. Vaughan's class Perth Amboy, New Jersey, U.S. November 22, 2002 

(5) How Many Kids? There were 24 girls, 28 boys. All of them were playing hideandseek. 5 of the girls got tired so they stopped playing. How many kids were still playing? 
by Jennifer S., age 11, grade 6 W. E. Shull School Ms. Daly and Ms. Vaughan's class Perth Amboy, New Jersey, U.S. November 22, 2002 

(6) Cats in a City There are 876 cats in a city. If 720 of them are baby cats, how many are adults? 
by Rolando, age 12, grade 6 W. E. Shull School Ms. Daly and Ms. Vaughan's class Perth Amboy, New Jersey, U.S. November 22, 2002 

(7) Subtraction is Your Challenge There were 200 words on the board. Miss Novello came into the class room and erased 96 words off the board. How many words are left on the board? 
by Stefanie, age 11, grade 6 W. E. Shull School Ms. Novello's class Perth Amboy, New Jersey, U.S. November 22, 2002 

(8) Indecision Party There were 16 people at a party. 2 of them left, then 4 more people came to the party. How many people were at the party now? 
by Karla, age 11, grade 6 W. E. Shull School Ms. Novello's class Perth Amboy, New Jersey, U.S. November 22, 2002 

(9) Limited Too Jasmine has $30.00. She wanted to buy 2 pairs of jeans and 1 pair of sneakers. Together they cost $30.00, but with tax it was $32.00. How much more money does she need? 
by Korina, age 11, grade 6 W. E. Shull School Ms. Novello and Mrs. Vaughan's class Perth Amboy, New Jersey, U.S. November 22, 2002 

(10) Baseball Cards My mom brought three packs of baseball cards at five dollars each. How much did she spend? 
by Antonio, age 12, grade 6 W. E. Shull School Ms. Novello and Mrs. Vaughan's class Perth Amboy, New Jersey, U.S. November 22, 2002 
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