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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?
(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?
(3) Candy
You just got back from trick-or-treating 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?
(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?
(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?
(6) Baby Turtles
2 turtles had 4 eggs each. One baby hatched from each egg. How many babies hatched?
(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?
(8) Eagles
There were 18,000 eagles in the park. Then 500 eagles flew away. How many are left?
(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?
(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?

(1) Nasiyah, age 11, grade 6, S. E. Shull School, Mr. Munn's class, Perth Amboy, New Jersey, U.S., January 24, 2003
(2) Amajeia and (3) Alexandria, both age 10, grade 4, Forest Lake Elementary School, Mrs. Andrieski's class, Columbia, South Carolina, U.S., January 27, 2003
(4) Adrianna S., age 8, grade 3, Erickson School, Mrs. Alexander's class, Tucson, Arizona, U.S., January 28, 2003
(5) Cole, age 10, grade 4, Hawthorne School, Mrs. Koob's class, South Dakota, U.S., January 29, 2003
(6) Mahlia, age 11, grade 5, tutored by Mrs. Giannosa, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., January 30, 2003
(7) Mandy, age 10, grade 4, Smoky Drive School, Mr. Cameron's class, Lr. Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada, January 31, 2003
(8) Gabby and Alena, ages 7 and 8; (9) Colin M. and Sofia M., age 7; and (10) Jordan M. and Kim C., age 8; all in grade 2, Candlebrook Elementary School, Mrs. Giuliana's class, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, U.S., January 31, 2003

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