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 (1) Puzzling Pattern There is a pattern in these numbers. Can you figure out what the pattern is? 1, 3, 6, 10, 15, 21, 28, 36, 45, 55, 66, 78, 91, 105, 120, 136, 153, 171, 190, 210, 231, 253, 276, 300, 325, 351, 378, 406, 435, 465, 496, 528, and 561. (2) MoneyI was given \$5 each for 23 kids. How much money do I get? (3) BallsTeddy and May have 100 balls each! If Teddy gives May half of his share, and May gives Teddy one quarter of her original share, how many balls has May now? (4) Got Milk?There are 47 kids and each kid wants 3 milks. How many milks do they have to order? (5) The Old Women WalkThere were three old women who always walked two blocks on Wednesday. How many blocks did they walk in three weeks? (6) Joe has \$34Joe has \$34. He shares his money evenly between three other people and himself. How much money does each person get? (7) ToysI had 124 toys and 5 friends. If I gave each friend 5 toys, how many would I have left? (8) The BeachTina goes to the beach and needs to buy beach products from the gift shop. Her dad gives her \$55 to spend. She buys sun tan lotion for \$5 and a surf board for \$23. How much money does she have left? (9) Money ProblemsShay had 7,000,000 dollars and spent 6,000 dollars. How much does Shay have left? (10) 24 Cats24 cats had four legs. How many legs do all the cats have?

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(1) Sanjana, age 8, grade 4, Concord Road Elementary School, Mrs. O'Sullivan's class, Ardsley, New York, U.S., August 20, 2002
(2) Sarah, age 12, grade 6, St. George's Primary School, Mr. Beten's class, Shepparton, August 20, 2002
(3) Freda, age 12, grade 7, Thomas Street Middle School, Mrs. Arnold's class, Mississauga, Canada, September 3, 2002
(4) and (5) Lindsey, Marcie, and Meghan, age 9, grade 4, Westmoor School, Mrs. Doll's class, Scott's Bluff, Nebraska, U.S., September 6, 2002
(6) Aaron, age 10, (7) Devante', age 9, and (8) Whitney, age 10, all in grade 4, North Harlem Elementary School, Mrs. Curtis's class, Harlem, Georgia, U.S., October 4, 2002
(9) Alex, age 8, grade 2, Penguin Primary School, Donna Harris's class, Tasmania, Australia, October 9, 2002
(10) Leah and Gina, age 10, grade 4, South Range School, Mrs. Ekster's class, Derry, New Hampshire, U.S., October 15, 2002