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? 

(2) Tomatoes I had 12 tomatoes. Bob gave me 15 more tomatoes. How many do I have now? 

(3) Cats and Dogs I had 12 cats. I gave 6 away and got 6 dogs. How many pets do I have? 

(4) Cats I have 20 cats. 13 cats ran away. How many cats are left? 

(5) Lopp A pretend ancient cat ate 66 pyramids and then 3 more. How many altogether? 

(6) Cans There are 5 cans waiting to be opened. 3 cans are open. How many are left waiting to be opened? 

(7) How Many People? If there are 100 people, how many boys and girls are there? (a) 50 and 50 (b) 1 and 1 (c) 70 and 76 

(8) 200 Butterflies There were 200 butterflies. 100 flew away. How many were left? 

(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? 

(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? 

(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? 

(12) Alien Eyes My alien has 230 eyes. 18 are blue. How many are red? 

(13) My Birthday Cupcakes If I had 26 cupcakes and I gave away 12, how many do I have left? 
Credits:
(1) Bridget, age 9, grade 3, Scenic Hills School, Miss Kenney's class, Springfield, Pennsylvania, U.S., January 14, 2001
(2) Emily, age 8, grade 2, Sugar Creek Elementary School, Mrs. Kalscheur's class, Verona, Wisconsin, U.S., June 20, 2001
(3) Dominick, age 9, grade 4, Landing School, Mrs. Reed's class, Glen Cove, New York, U.S., April 29, 2002
(4) Oslyn, April 30, 2002
(5) Goccat, Ms. Nekloll's class, Olympia, Washington, U.S., April 30, 2002
(6) Tiffani, age 8, grade 2, Thornwell School, Mrs. Marshall's class, Hartswell, South Carolina, U.S., April 27, 2002
(7) Shayna, age 9, grade 3, Gosset Elementary School, Mrs. Golson's class
Rankin, Texas, U.S., April 27, 2002
(8) Megan, age 8, grade 3, Talented Student Option School, Miss Schieman's class, Wheat Ridge, Colorado, U.S., May 2, 2002
(9) Moriah and Korrine, age 10, grade 4, Belle Valley School, Mrs. Rutkowsky's class, Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S., May 3, 2002
(10) Dannielle, age 9, grade 4, McAvinnue School, Mr. Vong's class,
Lowell, Massachusetts, U.S., May 7, 2002
(11) Hannah, age 10, grade 4, Great Place to Learn, Miss Baillargeon's class,
Swansea, Massachusetts, U.S., May 8, 2002
(12) Vanessa, age 10, grade 4, Maclean Memorial School, Mrs. Baudoin's class, Canada, May 9, 2002
(13) Jeff, age 8, grade 3, Martin School, Miss Baillargeon's class, Seekonk, Massachusetts, U.S., May 9, 2002
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