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(1) Basketballs I had 857 basketballs. I lost 267 basketballs. I found 18 more. Then I lost 55 more basketballs. How many basketballs do I have now? 
by Nick, age 10, grade 4 Kings Highway School Mr. Krieg's class Westport, Connecticut, U.S. October 29, 2002 

(2) Gary and Kenesha Gary had 567 pens. Kenesha had 123,456 pens. How many more pens did Kenesha have? 
by Kenesha, age 8, grade 3 Dunaire Elementary School Ms. Dirden's class Stone Mountain, U.S. October 29, 2002 

(3) Clowns at the Circus If there are 99 clowns at the circus and each of them is juggling 9 balls, how many balls are being juggled? 
by Tyler, age 8, grade 3 The Raleigh School for Children Mr. Sather and Mrs. Jacobs's class Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S. October 29, 2002 

(4) Hockey Store Jumble I went to the hockey store nine times. Each time I bought one pair of goalie pads that used to be $18 and now are half price. How much do I spend? 
by Nathan, age 8, grade 3 The Raleigh School for Children Mr. Sather's class Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S. October 29, 2002 

(5) Sushi George went to the sushi restaurant 9 times. Each time he ate 25 plates. How many plates did he eat in all? 
by Zachary, age 8, grade 3 The Raleigh School for Children Mr. Sather's class Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S. October 29, 2002 

(6) Sushi Lover Tanner went to a sushi bar. He went 9 weeks in a row. Each time he went he got 67 pieces of sushi. How many pieces of sushi did Tanner eat? 
by David, age 8, grade 3 The Raleigh School for Children Mr. Sather's class Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S. October 29, 2002 

(7) Math Lauren had 9 math sheets. Each sheet had 30 problems on it. How many problems did she have? 
by Lauren, age 8, grade 3 The Raleigh School for Children Mr. Sather's class Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S. October 29, 2002 

(8) Bottles of Water There are 16 bottles of water. And there are 32 kids. Each kid has to share a bottle of water with a kid. How bottles of water does every 6 kids have to share? 
by Crystal, age 9, grade 4 Jordan Elementary School Ms. Joseph's class Austin, Texas, U.S. October 31, 2002 

(9) The Ghost Incident On Halloween night, I got dared to go to the graveyard. I protested, but I went anyway. When I got there, I got a scare! There were 17 graves, and 15 ghosts at each grave. How many ghosts were there? 
by Dustin, age 9, grade 4 Kings Highway School Ms. Garrik's class Westport, Connecticut, U.S. November 1, 2002 

(10) Cats There were 5,000,000 cats. 7,000 ran away. How many are there now? 
by Chris, age 9, grade 4 Kings Highway School Ms. Sappington's class Westport, Connecticut, U.S. November 1, 2002 
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