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(1) Cats
I saw 40 paws that belonged to cats. How many cats did I see?
(2) Dustin the Hockey Player
Dustin had 200 pucks in a bucket. He shot 129 in his goal, and he lost 2, then he put 20 more in his bucket. How many does he have in the bucket now?
(3) Shells
Hannah goes to the beach and finds 200 sea shells. She drops 10 and finds 60 more. Then she drops 30 and then picks up 10. How many shells does she have now?
(4) Lemonade Stand
Beth and Hannah decide to open up a lemonade stand. The two girls got into a fight and each opened up their stand. Five people got lemonade from Hannah and she sold five cups. Each person spent $5.00 on lemonade. How much money did Hannah get that day?
(5) Fingers
If I have five fingers on each hand and the Alien has five hands, how many fingers does the Alien have?
(6) The Kitties
There were 10,000 little kitties. 575 got swiped by 573 hawks. How many kitties are left?
(7) Baby Whales
There were 100 baby whales. The next day 10 times that amount were born. How many whales were born on that day?
(8) The Fish
50,320 fish live in the Atlantic Ocean. 63 fish live in the Indian Ocean. In the China Sea 45,328 fish live. The sharks ate 63 out of one ocean, 821 out of another, and in the last ocean they ate 33,000 fish. How many fish are left in the three oceans?
(9) Jazz Shoes
Mary has 70 pairs of jazz shoes. Each shoe has 2 laces. How many laces are there in all?
(10) Mes Amis (My Friends)
I have 10 friends and I have 20 cookies. How many cookies does each friend get?

(1) Diana, age 10, grade 5, Dee Why Public School, Mr. Lee's class, Sydney, NSW, Australia, May 6, 2002
(2) Dustin, age 10, grade 4, Carl Sandburg School, Mrs. Rigdon's class, West Valley, Utah, U.S., May 11, 2002
(3) and (4) Hannah, age 10, grade 4, Great Place to Learn, Miss Baillargeon's class, Swansea, Massachusetts, U.S., May 13, 2002
(5) Emily, age 9, grade 3, homeschooled by Christina, Susanville, California U.S., May 13, 2002
(6) and (7) Jacob and Adam, age 8, grade 2, Martin Elementary School, Miss Baillargeon's class, Seekonk, Massachusetts, U.S., May 20, 2002
(8) Kyle and Michael, age 8, grade 2, Martin Elementary School, Miss Baillargeon's class, Seekonk, Massachusetts, U.S., May 20, 2002
(9) Mary, age 10, grade 4, Goodnoe Elementary School, Miss Palmeri's class, Newtown, Pennsylvania, U.S., May 24, 2002
(10) Meosha, age 10, grade 5, Kate Burgess School, Mr. West's class, Wichita Falls, Texas, U.S., May 24, 2002

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