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(1) Apples I had 25 apples. I divided them between 5 friends. How many does each friend get? 
by Olivia, age 10, grade 4 Abraham Pierson School Mr.Shaughnessy's class Clinton, Connecticut, U.S. June 18, 2001 

(2) One Little Kitty 1 little kitty + 105 little kitties = 106 little kitties. 
by Elise M., age 9, grade 4 Universal Academy Doubleoak, Texas, U.S. August 4, 2001 

(3) 77 Jelly Beans I love jelly beans!! My favourites are white. In my packet there were 77 jelly beans of six colors. There were 7 white, 10 black, 15 red, 6 green and 14 yellow. How many were orange?? 
by Marg, age 8, grade 4 Runcorn School Mrs. Buddle's class Australia September 11, 2001 

(4) Dolls Alexa had 9 dolls, but she lost 2. Her friend Katie gave Alexa 16 more. Then she got 6 more for her birthday. How many dolls does Alexa have now? 
by Jessica, age 11, grade 6 Wanamaker Elementary School Mrs. Devor's class Topeka, Kansas, U.S. October 8, 2001 

(5) The Wow Number of Cats There are four cats. Three left, then eight more came. Then two left, then eight more came. What is the number of cats? 
by Tiffany, age 9, grade 3 Manteno Elementary School Mrs. Taylor's class Manteno, Illinois, U.S. May 1, 2002 

(6) The Red Ugly Cats Once there were eight ugly cats. One more came and two left. Finally there were four cats left. How many more cats came or left before that? 
by Tiffany, age 9, grade 3 Manteno Elementary School Mrs. Taylor's class Manteno, Illinois, U.S. May 1, 2002 

(7) Hungry Rabbits There are four rabbits and twenty carrots. How many carrots will each rabbit get? 
by Jamie, age 10, grade 4 Talented Student Option School Miss Schieman's class Wheat Ridge, Colorado, U.S. May 2, 2002 

(8) Dirty Diapers There were 6 babies. Each baby used 5 diapers. How many dirty diapers were there? 
by Haleigh P., age 8, grade 3 Talented Student Option School Miss Schieman's class Wheat Ridge, Colorado, U.S. May 2, 2002 

(9) Puppy Treats There were 9 puppies. Each puppy had 7 dog treats. How many did they have all together? 
by Taylor, age 8, grade 3 Talented Student Option School Miss Schieman's class Wheat Ridge, Colorado, U.S. May 2, 2002 

(10) Friends I have 123 friends. 20 of them are my best friends. 54 are my good friends. How many normal friends are left over? 
by Toni, age 13, grade 8 Bentley Park College Ms. Morrison's class Cairns, Australia May 2, 2002 

(11) Cats I saw 40 paws that belonged to cats. How many cats did I see? 
by Diana, age 10, grade 5 Dee Why Public School Mr. Lee's class Sydney, NSW, Australia May 6, 2002 
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