Math Cats Story Problems: House Cat #11 
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(1) 700 Sailors 700 sailors travelled on their ship. The boat stopped and 200 sailors got off. How many sailors are still on the boat? 
by Natalina, age 10, grade 4 St. Patrick's School Mrs. Hermen's class Blacktown NSW, Australia October 1, 2002 

(2) Books Alexandra has 15 books. Randi has 12 books. How many books do Alexandra and Randi have all together? 
by Randi, age 10, grade 5 Salyers Elementary School Mrs. Hester's class Spring, Texas, 2002 October 4, 2002 

(3) Jordon's Collection Jordon has 10 baseballs and 8 jerseys. Two friends came over. He gave 1 jersey to Michael and 2 baseballs to Matthew. How many baseballs does he have left? 
by Jonathan, age 10, grade 4 North Harlem Elementary School Mrs. Curtis's class Harlem, Georgia, U.S. October 3, 2002 

(4) A Story About Birds Mary has 18 blue jays and 15 parritos. How many birds does she have in all? 
by Shanice, age 10, grade 4 North Harlem Elementary School Mrs. Curtis's class Harlem, Georgia, U.S. October 4, 2002 

(5) Traveling to School There are 12 bus riders and 9 car riders, plus 5 walkers. How many kids are there in all? 
by Chernita, age 9, grade 4 North Harlem Elementary School Mrs. Curtis's class Harlem, Georgia, U.S. October 4, 2002 

(6) Kids at School There were 24 kids in one class room and 34 in another room. How many kids in all? 
by Haley, age 9, grade 4 North Harlem Elementary School Mrs. Curtis's class Harlem, Georgia, U.S. October 4, 2002 

(7) The Cookie Jar Matt has 28 cookies and he gave 5 cookies to his friend. How many cookies does he have? 
by Curtis D., age 10, grade 4 North Harlem Elementary School Mrs. Curtis's class Grovetown, Georgia, U.S. October 8, 2002 

(8) The Bus There are 40 people on the school bus. Eight more people got on. How many people are on the bus now? 
by Christy V., age 9, grade 4 North Harlem Elementary School Mrs. Curtis's class Harlem, Georgia, U.S. October 8, 2002 

(9) Marbles Brittany has 6 marbles and I have 12 marbles. If I get another package with 6 in it how many would we have in all? 
by Matthew, age 9, grade 4 North Harlem Elementary School Mrs. Curtis's class Harlem, Georgia, U.S. October 9, 2002 

(10) Basketball There are twentyseven basketballs in the yard. Tia took four out of the yard. How many basketballs are left? 
by Tia Rosa, age 10, grade 4 North Harlem Elementary School Mrs. Curtis's class Harlem, Georgia, U.S. October 9, 2002 
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