Math Cats Story Problems: Alley Cat #16 
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(1) Dolphins There were 20 dolphins. 10 left. 10 came back. 17 left and only 12 came back because the rest died. How many died? 
by Alex, age 11, grade 5 SST, Holtegaard's class Rochester, Minnesota, U.S. November 29, 2002 

(2) Bananas Stacie bought four cases of bananas. There are 10 bananas in each case. How many bananas does Stacie have now? 
by Lindsay, age 9, grade 4 Haderline School Kay Montee's class Girard, Kansas, U.S. December 2, 2002 

(3) Apples Mrs. Henderson bought 5 packages of apples with 6 in each packages. How many apples were there all together? 
by Samantha, age 9, grade 4 Haderline School Kay Montee's class Girard, Kansas, U.S. December 2, 2002 

(4) Presents for Little Kids If I have 9,000 boxes of toys and I give Santa 800 of them, how many would I have for my family? 
by Evita, age 7, grade 2 Cholle Lake Elementary School Ms. Siver's class West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. December 2, 2002 

(5) Puppies My dog had thirteen puppies. My next door neighbor bought three puppies. My grandma five puppies. One week later my grandma brought back three puppies and my next door neighbor brought all of his back. How many puppies do I have? 
by Tonny, age 9, grade 4 Donald D. Stalker Elementary School Mrs. Behrend's class Blackfoot, Idaho, U.S. December 3, 2002 

(6) How Many in All? My dog had 7 puppies. On Monday she had 10 more. On Tuesday she had 16 more. The next Monday she had 17 more. How many do I have now? 
by Haley F., age 10, grade 4 Donald D. Stalker Elementary School Mrs. Behrend's class Blackfoot, Idaho, U.S. December 3, 2002 

(7) Lots of Dogs If I had 89 dogs and my friend Ashleigh gave me 989 more, how many dogs would I have? 
by A.P. December 4, 2002 

(8) Hockey Games During the month of November, the Detroit Red Wings won 19 games, tied 2 games and lost 3 games. How many games did they play in November? 
by Kaylin, age 8, grade 3 Franklin Road Christian School Ms. McCready's class Novi, Michigan, U.S. December 4, 2002 

(9) Sydney's Soccer Balls Sydney has 39 soccer balls. She loses 12 and then gets 14 more. How many soccer balls does Sydney have? 
by Alexa, age 8, grade 3 American Heritage Academy Ms. Bandy's class Canton, Georgia, U.S. December 5, 2002 

(10) Alexa's Dance Shoes Alexa has 29 pairs of ballet shoes, 17 pairs of jazz shoes, and 3 pairs of tap shoes. How many pairs of dance shoes does Alexa have in all? 
by Sydney, age 8, grade 3 American Heritage Academy Ms. Bandy's class Canton, Georgia, U.S. December 5, 2002 
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