Math Cats Story Problems: Alley Cat #6 
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(1) Money I have $500.50. I spend $200.20. You spend $50 more of it. How much money do I have now? 
by Dylan, age 9, grade 4 Throop Elementary School Mrs. Livingston's class Paoli, Indiana, U.S. July 16, 2002 

(2) Babies and Cat Tails There were 5 red cats and 3 calico cats. If a baby pulls half the cats' tails, how many cat tails does the baby pull? 
by Alice, age 30 July 23, 2002 

(3) Cats and Kittens I have 10 cats and 19 kittens. 2 dogs chase 5 kittens away. 3 come back. How many kittens have I lost? 
by Kirigen, age 10, grade 3 Parklands College Mrs. Severin's class Cape Town, South Africa August 1, 2002 

(4) Capacity If you have 4 cups in 1 quart, how many cups in 10 quarts? 
by Stephanie, age 9, grade 3 Parklands College Mrs. Severin's class Cape Town, South Africa August 1, 2002 

(5) I'm Home One day Catherine was walking home from school. It usually takes her 10 minutes to walk home but she went to her friend's house which is 5 minutes from school. She stayed there for 30 minutes. Then she went home. How many minutes did it take her to get home? (Hint: Her friend's house is on the way to her house.) 
by Jessica, age 10, grade 5 Montebello Elementary School Mr. Heaton's class Cupertino, California, U.S. August 5, 2002 

(6) 99 Marbles I have 99 marbles. I give 26 to Reece and I win 89, but I lose 33. How many do I have now? 
by Benjy, age 9, grade 3 Parklands College Miss Murphy's class Cape Town, South Africa August 15, 2002 

(7) 1099 Peas I have 1099 peas, 57 fall of my plate. How many left? 
by Benjy, age 9, grade 3 Parklands College Miss Murphy's class Cape Town, South Africa August 15, 2002 

(8) Kennel 57 Dogs are in a kennel, 10 were sold. they got 37 new dogs. 4 ran away, how many are left? 
by Fabio, age 9, grade 3 Parklands College Miss Murphy's class Cape Town, South Africa August 15, 2002 

(9) Fish There are 199 fish. 42 fish are too small. How many are not too small? 
by Matthew, age 9, grade 3 Parklands College Miss Murphy's class Cape Town, South Africa August 15, 2002 

(10) Tall Krystal If Krystal grows five inches every month how much will she grow in five months? 
by Kasey E. August 30, 2002 
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