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 (1) KitesA boy had fifteen kites. Three got stuck in a tree. Then two came out of the tree, and he got nine more kites. How many did the boy have? by Saria, age 10, grade 5Wilkerson Intermediate SchoolMrs. Park's class The Woodlands, Texas, U.S.October 15, 2002 (2) Four FamiliesOnce there were four families. One family had 7 kids. The second family had 4 kids. The third family had 5 kids. The fourth family had 8 kids. How many kids are there in all? by Kurtis M., age 9, grade 4T.M. Clark Elementary SchoolMrs. Houser's classPortland, Texas, U.S.October 17, 2002 (3) WrestlingThere were 65 wrestlers in the ring and 30 got thrown out. 13 came in. How many are in the ring? by Nick, age 13, grade 6Taylor Middle SchoolMrs. Clark's classKokomo, Indiana, U.S.October 18, 2002 (4) Lady's Puppies and October's KittensLady had 4 puppies and October had 5 kittens. Then someone bought 8 of the pets. How many of Lady's puppies sold? How many are left? by Cristin, age 12, grade 6Taylor Middle SchoolMrs. Clark's classKokomo, Indiana, U.S.October 18, 2002 (5) The Dog StoryThere was 1 boy dog, 1 girl dog, and one boy. The girl dog had 12 puppies. The boy sold 4 puppies. How many dogs and puppies were left? by Gina D., age 9, grade 4South Range SchoolMrs. Ekster's classDerry, New Hampshire, U.S.October 18, 2002 (6) How Many Cats?If 3 cats are black, 4 are red, 16 are blue, 8 are orange and 25 are yellow, how many cats are there? by MK Kenna, age 25October 20, 2002 (7) So Many CatsCaroline has four cats. She sold three cats. Then she bought 90 more cats. The next day she sold 50 cats. How many cats does she have now? by Caroline, age 8, grade 3Greenwood SchoolMrs. Gower's classSpringfield, Missouri, U.S.October 22, 2002 (8) Kelsey's HamstersKelsey had 140 hamsters. She bought 13 more. Then she gave 4 to her friends. How many in all? by Kelsey, age 8, grade 3Greenwood SchoolMrs. Azeez's classSpringfield, Missouri, U.S.October 22, 2002 (9) Spooky MathI visited a cemetery with 10 graves. At each grave was a black cat. How many black-cat paws were there? by Mrs. S, age 27, teacherKings Highway SchoolWestport, Connecticut, U.S.October 25, 2002 (10) Halloween MathTim is trick or treating. He got 2 pieces of candy at each house so far. He went to 250 houses. How many pieces of candy did Tim get? by Jeffrey, age 10, grade 4Kings Highway SchoolMs. Sappington's classWestport, Connecticut, U.S.October 25, 2002