Math Cats Story Problems: Alley Cat #15 
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(1) Ron's Friends There were 7 kids visiting each day at Ron's house. There were 7 on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. How many kids visited at Ron's house during those 3 days? 
by German, age 11, grade 6 S. E. Shull School Ms. Novello and Mrs. Vaughan's class Perth Amboy, New Jersey, U.S. November 22, 2002 

(2) The Tale of Apples If Jake has 72 apples and gave 3 to Chloe and 4 to Dylan, how many apples does Jake have left? 
by Melanie, age 12, grade 6 S. E. Shull School Ms. Novello and Mrs. Vaughan's class Perth Amboy, New Jersey, U.S. November 22, 2002 

(3) Runnings Cats There were 56 cats in a tree. 7 more came. 6 got out of the tree. How many cats are left? 
by no name, age 8, grade 3 Loara Elementary School Mrs. Madden's class Anaheim, California, U.S. November 24, 2002 

(4) Cats There are 678 cats in a tree. 82 leave, and 600 more come. How many cats are there now? 
by Connie, age 8, grade 3 Loara Elementary School Mrs. Madden's class Anaheim, California, U.S. November 28, 2002 

(5) Runaway Cats Amy had 50 cats but 10 ran away. Then another 17 cats ran away the next month. How many cats are left? 
by no name, age 11, grade 6 Port Susan Middle School Mrs. Vizzmanoes' class Washington, U.S. November 25, 2002 

(6) Shirts There were 7 blue shirts, 5 white shirts, and 40 red shirts. But 12 shirts got lost. How many shirts are left? 
by Marie, age 11, grade 6 S. E. Shull School Ms. Sabine's class Perth Amboy, New Jersey, U.S. November 26, 2002 

(7) Kittens There were 221 kittens. 345 more were born. How many kittens were there now? 
by Claire, age 9, grade 3 Miami Valley School Miss Shaver's class Bellbrook, Ohio, U.S. November 26, 2002 

(8) Brides There were 17 brides walking down the aisle. 763 more came. How many brides were walking down the aisle? 
by Claire, age 9, grade 3 Miami Valley School Miss Shaver's class Bellbrook, Ohio, U.S. November 29, 2002 

(9) Beans in a Can I have 4 cans. Each can holds 6 beans. How many beans in all? 
by Taylor M., age 10, grade 5 Hoover Elementary School Mrs. Murdie's class Tonawanda, New York, U.S. November 26, 2002 

(10) Kittens Missing At a pet store there were 20 kittens. One day the kittens started disappearing. First 3 disappeared and then 12 disappeared. Then 2 more disappeared. How many were left? 
by Leah, age 9, grade 4 Kings Highway School Ms. Garrick's class Westport, Connecticut, U.S. November 29, 2002 
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