Math Cats Story Problems: House Cat #5 
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(1) Math Magician The math magician has 12 tricks. She needs to have 20 tricks for her show. How many more tricks does she need? 

(2) Bugs Thare are 18 bugs in a tree. 9 more bugs come. Then a scorpion comes and eats 10 of them. 6 bugs come and kill the scorpion. How many bugs are left in the tree? 

(3) Cupcakes Allison had 100 cupcakes. She ate 78. How many cupcakes are left? 

(4) Sisters I have 2 sisters. Mom had 100 more. How many sisters do I have? 

(5) Grandma's Cookies Grandma baked 14 cookies for my friend and me. We ate 10 cookies. Grandma baked nine more. How many cookies are there now? 

(6) 14 Cats There were 14 cats. 3 ran away, then 1 more came. How meny cats are there now? 

(7) Cats I had 10 cats. I got 12 more. How many do I have now? 

(8) Ducks There are 20 ducks at a pond. 12 of them fly away. Then 45 come. How many ducks are there now? 

(9) Getting to School There are 18 kids in the class. Ten were late to school. How many came on time? 

(10) Dogs There are 15 dogs. The girl bought 15 more dogs. Then, 12 dogs ran away. How many are left? 
Credits:
(1) Alyssa, age 8, grade 3, St. Joseph School, Mrs. McNelly's class, Downingtown, Pennsylvannia, U.S., May 20, 2002
(2) Nick, age 7, grade 1, Martin Elementary School, Miss Baillargeon's class, Seekonk, Massachusetts, U.S., May 21, 2002
(3) and (4) Kandi, age 7, grade 1, homeschooled, Idaho Falls, Idaho, U.S., May 21 and 28, 2002
(5) Lindsey, age 9, grade 3, Leonard Shanklin Elementary School, Mrs. Martinez's class, Kingsbury, Texas, U.S., May 26, 2002
(6) Andrea, age 10, grade 4, Allen R. D., Mrs. Doniti's class, June 2, 2002
(7) Bryce, age 10, grade 4, Longview School, Ms. Shanks' class, Midland, Michigan, U.S., June 4, 2002
(8) Kelsey, age 10, grade 5, June 5, 2002
(9) my, age 6, Kindergarten, Mann School, Mrs. Deia's class, Oak Park, Illinois, U.S., June 5, 2002
(10) Chelsea, age 9, grade 4, Grogan Elementary School, Mr. Porter's class, Southgate, Michigan, U.S., June 7, 2002
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