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(1) Halloween Night
On Halloween night there were 17 bats. 13 went home and then 8 came back. How many bats are there now?
(2) The Garden
In my garden, there are 9 flowers. Every flower has 2 butterflies on it. How many butterflies are on the flowers?
(3) Dogs and Cats
There are 22 dogs and 20 cats. 5 dogs run away. How many dogs are left?
(4) What Weighs More?
What weighs more, a pound of leaves or a pound of rock?
(5) Scaredy Cat
There are 223 cats at a schoolyard. 49 got scared away by a dog. 15 more got scared away by a human. 8 just left. There are two deer. How many cats are still at the school yard?
(6) Dancing Skeletons
One night I was trick-or-treating all alone. As I was walking I passed a graveyard, and I saw some skeletons dancing around their graves. There were 20 graves and 4 skeletons at each grave. How many skeletons were there in all?
(7) The Graveyard
As I was walking home from school I took a shortcut through the graveyard. I saw 5,432 graves. The owners were going to add 4,352 graves. How many graves would there be?
(8) The Candy Store
I bought nine suckers. They cost ten cents each. How much did I spend?
(9) Joe's Fish
Joe feeds his fish 2 times a day. He gives his fish 165 pieces each time. How many pieces does Joe give his fish in all, every day?
(10) Bird Eggs
Once upon a time there were 4 little birds. Each bird laid 5 eggs. How many eggs were there in all?

(1) Andrea R., age 7, grade 2, Seminole Elementary School, Mrs. Debose's class, Miami, Florida, U.S., October 30, 2002
(2) Ellee, age 8, grade 3, The Raleigh School, Mr. Sather's class, Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S., October 31, 2002
(3) Leonard, age 10, grade 3, Morningside School, Ms. Young's class, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., October 31, 2002
(4) Misty, age 13, grade 8, October 31, 2002
(5) Tyler and (6) Leah, both age 9, grade 4, Kings Highway School, Ms. Garrick's class, Westport, Connecticut, U.S., November 1, 2002
(7) Hannah, age 9, grade 4, Kings Highway School, Ms. Sappington's class, Westport, Connecticut, U.S., November 1, 2002
(8) Victoria, age 7, grade 2, Levi Milton Elementary School, Mrs. Morgan's class, Walker, Louisiana, U.S., November 2, 2002
(9) Michael, age 8, grade 3, Hawthorne Elementary School, Ms. Kelly Brown's class, Jonesboro, Georgia, U.S., November 3, 2002
(10) Amoure, age 9, grade 4, S. A. E. S., Mrs. Reed's class, Belgium, November 4, 2002

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