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(1) The Dragon and 150 People There was a dragon facing 150 people. 100 people ran away from the dragon. How many people are left? 
by Joshua, age 8, grade 3 Northampton Elementary School Ms. Gongora's class Spring, Texas, U.S. March 27, 2002 

(2) 90 Cars My favorite number is 90. I saw 90 cars. I saw 90 wheels. I saw 90 people. Once I saw 90 stores. Do you know what 90 + 90 is? 
by Joshua, age 8, grade 3 Northampton Elementary School Ms. Gongora's class Spring, Texas, U.S. March 27, 2002 

(3) Flowers 134 flowers were in the garden. I picked 56 for a vase. How many flowers were left in the garden? 
by Koree, age 8, grade 3 Richardson Height Elementary School Ms. E. Flanagin's class Richardson, Texas, U.S. December 2, 2001 

(4) The Blob Jojo the blob is sitting in a coal mine melting. His boss needs 42 pieces of rocks. He has 12 rocks. How many more does he need? Hurry and calculate this before he gets pneumoultramicroscopic silicovolcanoconeosis!!!!!!!!! 
by Davis and Adam, age 11, grade 5 Coronado Village Elementary School Mrs. Shultz's class Coronado, California, U.S. January 17, 2002 

(5) The Teachers There once were 2 teachers who teach every class. There are 23 students in each room.How many students are there? 
by Uthai V., age 9, grade 4 William P.Connery Elementary School Ms. Rowe's class Lynn, Massachusetts, U.S. January 30, 2002 

(6) The Cookie Jar One day there was 17 cookies in a cookie jar. Then, Megan ate 5 of them. How many cookies are left? 
by Megan., age 12, grade 6 Hildebrandt Intermediate School Mrs. Day's class Spring, Texas, U.S. March 28, 2002 

(7) CCat There were 500 cats in town. 30 left. How many are there now? 
by Sally, age 5 U.S. April 24, 2002 

(8) Basketball The Bulls scored 121 points and the Celtics scored 145 points in the game. How many points did they score in all? 
by Brad, age 9, grade 3 Brookside Elementary School Mrs. Baker's class Dracut, Massachusetts, U.S. April 25, 2002 

(9) Joe's House Joe has 7 hamsters, 1 dog and 20 fish. Joe wants to know how many anmials he has in all. 
by Laneice, age 9, grade 4 Landing School Mrs. Reed's class Glen Cove, U.S. April 29, 2002 

(10) Cats I have 20 cats. I gave 6 to Michelle and 5 to Laneice. How many cats do I have left? 
by Laneice, age 9, grade 4 Landing School Mrs. Reed's class Glen Cove, U.S. April 29, 2002 
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