Math Cats Story Problems: House Cat #11 
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(1) Horses and Kittens There are 11 horses and 12 kittens. How many are there all together? 
by Jennifer, age 9, grade 4 North Harlem Elementary School Mrs. Curtis's class Harlem, Georgia, U.S. October 9, 2002 

(2) Cats Brittany's cat just had 21 kittens. She gave 6 away. How many does she have left? 
by Tiffany, age 8, grade 3 Floral City School Miss Nichols' class Invress, Florida, U.S. October 9, 2002 

(3) Do My Homework One day Elisa had a lot of homework. She didn't want to do any of the work. Her friend Sanita said, "I can do 4 of your homeworks." 
by Lesi, age 12, grade 7 Enke School Nuriye's class Istanbul, Turkey October 9, 2002 

(4) Cats and Kittens There were 19 cats and kittens. 12 were kittens. How many were cats? 
by Noel, age 7, grade 3 Brightpath Education Center Alisa Raley's class Jefferson, South Carolina, U.S. October 9, 2002 

(5) How Many Kittens I bought 10 kittens. My friend gave me more kittens for my birthday. Now I have 35 kittens. How many kittens did my friend give me? 
by Monika K., age 9, grade 4 Catholic Community School Ms. Patricia Lewis's class Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. October 9, 2002 

(6) Dogs in the Muddy House One day there was a dog named Sandy. She was in a muddy house. She was muddy. The five other dogs in the house were clean. They said, "Sandy, do you want to take a bath?" Sandy said, "Of course not!" But finally she agreed. Now, how many dogs are clean? 
by Peyton and Amber, age 9, grade 4 North Harlem Elementary School Mrs. Curtis's class Harlem, Georgia, U.S. October 9, 2002 

(7) Magic Cats Tara had 24 cats. 10 got away. How many are left? 
by Alexandra, age 8, grade 2 Penguin Primary School Donna Harris's class Penguin, TAS, Australia October 9, 2002 

(8) 50 Dogs I had 50 dogs and 25 ran away. How many are left? 
by Sam, age 7, grade 1 Penguin Primary School Angala's class Penguin, TAS, Australia October 11, 2002 

(9) Skaters 200 skaters were skating. 12 went home. How many were left? 
by Alex, age 8, grade 3 Barbara Bush School Ms. Cavanaugh's class The Woodlands, Texas, U.S. October 10, 2002 

(10) Cars I saw 45 cars in a parking lot. 31 left. How many cars are left? 
by Margruite, age 8, grade 3 Jane Farney Elementary School Mrs. Larsen's class Cypress, Texas, U.S. October 11, 2002 
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