Math Cats Story Problems: Alley Cat #19 
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(1) Money If I get $4 every day for 6 days and don't spend any, how much money will I have on the 6th day? 
by Nasiyah, age 11, grade 6 S. E. Shull School Mr. Munn's class Perth Amboy, New Jersey, U.S. January 24, 2003 

(2) A Dog There are nine dogs. Six dogs have to leave. Two dogs come back. Then three more leave. And now nine more dogs come. How many dogs are there in all? 
by Amajeia, age 10, grade 4 Forest Lake Elementary School Mrs. Andrieski's class Columbia, South Carolina, U.S. January 27, 2003 

(3) Candy You just got back from trickortreating and you have 1,000 pieces of candy. You lose three hundred pieces. Your friend gives you 800 more. How many do you have in all? 
by Alexandria, age 10, grade 4 Forest Lake Elementary School Mrs. Andrieski's class Columbia, South Carolina, U.S. January 27, 2003 

(4) Box of Stars I have 5 boxes of stars. Each box has 6 stars. Then I drop them. I wonder how many do I have to pick up? 
by Adrianna S., age 8, grade 3 Erickson School Mrs. Alexander's class Tucson, Arizona, U.S. January 28, 2003 

(5) Your Cats Ran Away If you had 800 cats on your farm and 537 ran away the first day and then 85 ran away the next day, how many cats to do you have left on your farm? 
by Cole, age 10, grade 4 Hawthorne School Mrs. Koob's class South Dakota, U.S. January 29, 2003 

(6) Baby Turtles 2 turtles had 4 eggs each. One baby hatched from each egg. How many babies hatched? 
by Mahlia, age 11, grade 5 tutored by Mrs. Giannosa Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. January 30, 2003 

(7) Friends Once a girl had 50 friends nearby. 27 of them moved away. Then 17 of them moved back. How many of the girl's friends still live near her? 
by Mandy, age 10, grade 4 Smoky Drive School Mr. Cameron's class Lr. Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada January 31, 2003 

(8) Eagles There were 18,000 eagles in the park. Then 500 eagles flew away. How many are left? 
by Gabby and Alena, ages 7 and 8, grade 2 Candlebrook Elementary School Mrs. Giuliana's class King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, U.S. January 31, 2003 

(9) Marbles Chris has 40 marbles. He hits away 20. Then he loses 10. Next, he drops 5 into the drain. Finally he loses 3. How many marbles does he have left? 
by Colin M. and Sofia M., age 7, grade 2 Candlebrook Elementary School Mrs. Giuliana's class King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, U.S. January 31, 2003 

(10) Fire! Fire! There are 22 people stuck in a burning building. One firefighter rescues 7 people, and another firefighter rescues 12 people. How many people were rescued? 
by Jordan M. and Kim C., age 8, grade 2 Candlebrook Elementary School Mrs. Giuliana's class King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, U.S. January 31, 2003 
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