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(1) Steps Beth climbed a building that was 5,000 steps tall. She climbed it three times up and down. How many steps did Beth climb? 
by Hannah, age 10, grade 4 Great Place to Learn Miss Baillargeon's class Swansea, Massachusetts, U.S. May 15, 2002 

(2) Kittens I have 600 kittens. My mom got me three more. My dad brought home 8 kittens. I found six kittens. I have 18 kittens coming to my door. I lost 4 kittens, and I got 12 more for my birthday. My friend gave me 45, and I found 17 in an abandoned building. How many kittens do I have in all? 
by Fiona, age 10, grade 4 homeschooled Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. May 18, 2002 

(3) Trees There are 240 bamboo trees. 4 hungry Giant Pandas want some food. How many bamboo trees can each panda eat? 
by Michael and Kyle, ages 8 and 7, grade 2 Martin Elementary School Miss Baillargeon's class Seekonk, Massachusetts, U.S. May 22, 2002 

(4) Feijoas I had 15 feijoas (fruits). Each had 3 ml of juice in it. How much juice do I have? 
by Sarah, age 13, grade 9 Corran School Ms. Channey's class Auckland, New Zealand May 24, 2002 

(5) Kittens There were three mommy cats. Each had seven kittens. Then two kittens from each family were given away. How many kittens are left? 
by Justine P., age 11, grade 6 Liberty Middle School May 31, 2002 

(6) Kitten Mill I own a kitty mill and I have 75 kitty houses. Each house holds 20 kittens. If they are all full, how many kittens are in the kitty mill? 
by Justine P., age 11, grade 6 Liberty Middle School June 2, 2002 

(7) The Racing Car A racing car has a top speed of 146 miles per hour. Suppose it maintans the speed for 3 hours. How many miles would it travel during that period? 
by Kortney, age 13, grade 8 Potosi Middle School Mr. Shicker's class Potosi, Wisconsin, U.S. June 11, 2002 

(8) 17Story Building There are 17 stories in the building, and I only have to take five steps to climb from one story to the next. If I have to reach the 17th story, how many steps do I have to take? 
by Kaily, age 9, grade 3 Grove Elementary School Paula Schornick's class Shawnee, Oklahoma, U.S. June 17, 2002 

(9) Fish All Around If I have 72 fish and 12 hungry cats to share them, how many fish can each cat eat? 
by Marianna, age 9, grade 5 Del Mar Pines School Mrs. Rage's class Encinatas, California, U.S. July 14, 2002 

(10) Apples My 5 friends and I have gotten back from a baseball game. We want a snack. I have 20 apples. How many apples do we get each? 
by Maryellen, age 12, grade 6 Thomase E. Weightman Middle School Mrs. Collin's class Weasly Chapel, Florida, U.S. July 17, 2002 
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