Math Cats Story Problems: House Cat #3 
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(1) Lots of Lizards I had 199 lizards. 98 of them ran away. Now have many do I have left? 
by Bridget, age 9, grade 3, Scenic Hills School Miss Kenney's class Springfield, Pennsylvania, U.S. January 14, 2001 

(2) Tomatoes I had 12 tomatoes. Bob gave me 15 more tomatoes. How many do I have now? 
by Emily, age 8, grade 2 Sugar Creek Elementary School Mrs. Kalscheur's class Verona, Wisconsin, U.S. June 20, 2001 

(3) Cats and Dogs I had 12 cats. I gave 6 away and got 6 dogs. How many pets do I have? 
by Dominick, age 9, grade 4 Landing School Mrs. Reed's class Glen Cove, U.S. April 29, 2002 

(4) Cats I have 20 cats. 13 cats ran away. How many cats are left? 
by Oslyn April 30, 2002 

(5) Lopp A pretend ancient cat ate 66 pyramids and then 3 more. How many altogether? 
by Goccat Ms. Nekloll's class Olympia, Washington, U.S. April 30, 2002 

(6) Cans There are 5 cans waiting to be opened. 3 cans are open. How many are left waiting to be opened? 
by Tiffani, age 8, grade 2 Thornwell School Mrs. Marshall's class Hartswell, South Carolina, U.S. April 27, 2002 

(7) How Many People? If there are 100 people, how many boys and girls are there? 
by Shayna, age 9, grade 3 Gosset Elementary School Mrs. Golson's class Rankin, Texas, U.S. April 27, 2002 

(8) 200 Butterflies There were 200 butterflies. 100 flew away. How many were left? 
by Megan, age 8, grade 3 Talented Student Option School Miss Schieman's class Wheat Ridge, Colorado, U.S. May 2, 2002 

(9) Monkeys in the Tree There are 18 monkeys in the the tree. 1 monkey leaves to get his friends. 3 more monkeys come. How many monkeys are there now? 
by Moriah and Korrine, age 10, grade 4 Belle Valley School Mrs. Rutkowsky's class Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S. May 3, 2002 

(10) The Spill There are 15 drops of water in a glass bottle. I drop it on a plate, and only 2 drops come out. How many have I lost? 
by Dannielle, age 9, grade 4 McAvinnue School Mr. Vong's class Lowell, Massachusetts, U.S. May 7, 2002 

(11) Spooktacular Roger Williams Park Zoo has a JackoLantern Spooktacular. There are supposed to be 1,000 jackolanterns, but 300 of them were not made in time. How many are on display? 
by Hannah, age 10, grade 4 Great Place to Learn Miss Baillargeon's class Swansea, Massachusetts, U.S. May 8, 2002 

(12) Alien Eyes My alien has 230 eyes. 18 are blue. How many are red? 
by Vanessa, age 10, grade 4 Maclean Memorial School Mrs. Baudoin's class Canada, May 9, 2002 

(13) My Birthday Cupcakes If I had 26 cupcakes and I gave away 12, how many do I have left? 
by Jeff, age 8, grade 3 Martin School Miss Baillargeon's class Seekonk, Massachusetts, U.S. May 9, 2002 
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