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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?

(2) Gary and Kenesha

Gary had 567 pens. Kenesha had 123,456 pens. How many more pens did Kenesha have?

(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?

(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?

(5) Sushi

George went to the sushi restaurant 9 times. Each time he ate 25 plates. How many plates did he eat in all?

(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?

(7) Math

Lauren had 9 math sheets. Each sheet had 30 problems on it. How many problems did she have?

(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?

(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?

(10) Cats

There were 5,000,000 cats. 7,000 ran away. How many are there now?


(1) Nick, age 10, grade 4, Kings Highway School, Mr. Krieg's class, Westport, Connecticut, U.S., October 29, 2002
(2) Kenesha, age 8, grade 3, Dunaire Elementary School, Ms. Dirden's class, Stone Mountain, U.S., October 29, 2002
(3) Tyler, (4) Nathan, (5) Zachary, (6) David, and (7) Lauren, all age 8, grade 3, The Raleigh School for Children, Mr. Sather's class, Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S., October 29, 2002
(8) Crystal, age 9, grade 4, Jordan Elementary School, Ms. Joseph's class, Austin, Texas, U.S., October 31, 2002
(9) Dustin, age 9, grade 4, Kings Highway School, Ms. Garrik's class, Westport, Connecticut, U.S., November 1, 2002
(10) Chris, age 9, grade 4, Kings Highway School, Ms. Sappington's class, Westport, Connecticut, U.S., November 1, 2002

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