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(1) Feathers
If I had a pound of feathers and a pound of metal which would weigh more???
(2) Clowns
I told my friend I was taking my sister to see the clowns. Alyssa said, "I think we'll see 7 clowns." I said, "Maybe we'll see 18 clowns." But we only saw 10 clowns. What was the difference between the two estimates?
(3) Beanies
There are 40 paws on my beanie bears. How many beanie bears do I have?
(4) Dog Trouble
There were 34 dogs. 8 had one ear, 5 others had no tail, and 12 others had three legs. How many had nothing wrong with them?
(5) Cats and Dogs
I had 12 cats and 12 dogs. 6 cats ran away. 6 dogs ran away. How many cats and dogs do I have together now?
(6) TJ's Candy Bars
TJ bought 20 candy bars. He ate three candy bars and gave away fourteen candy bars. How many does he have left?
(7) Teeth
One kid had 24 teeth. He got beat up and lost 8 teeth. A week later he got 3 false teeth because that was all he could afford. How many teeth does he have now? How many are missing?
(8) Ballerinas
In ballet class, there is a limit of 25 girls. Right now there are 22 girls. If 5 girls leave, and then 3 girls join the class, will the class pass its limit?
(9) Pet Shop
One day Jessa and Jorden were walking home from school when Jessa spotted a pet shop that had six puppies, seven kittens, and two turtle doves. But one puppy and three kittens got bought while they were there. How many pets were left?
(10) Time
My mom went to the store. She was gone for 3 hours and 45 minutes. She left at 3:00. What time did she get home?

(1) Abby, age 9, grade 4, Cedar Creek Elementary School, Mrs. Lenhardt's class, Austin, Texas, U.S., December 25, 2002
(2) Kiersten, age 9, grade 4, East York Elementary School, Mrs. Biser's class, York, Pennsylvania, U.S., December 29, 2002
(3) Jemma, age 11, grade 6, East Tilbury Junior School, Essex, England, January 3, 2003
(4) Diamir, age 11, grade 6, January 6, 2003
(5) Ashley, age 11, grade 5, West Bradford Elementary School, Mrs. Cooke's class, Downington, Pennsylvania, U.S., January 11, 2003
(6) Oliver, age 9, grade 3, Derry Elementary School, Mrs. Houston's class, Port Isabel, Texas, U.S., January 14, 2003
(7) Sydney, age 11, grade 5, Hoover Elementary School, Ms. Perschnick's class, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, U.S., January 17, 2003
(8) Maylene, age 11, grade 6, Richmond Hill Junior High School 217, Ms. Botsaris's class, Richmond Hill, New York, U.S., January 20, 2003
(9) Jessa W., age 8, grade 3, home-schooled, Burlington, Washington, U.S., January 21, 2003
(10) Michelle, age 8, grade 3, Seven Oaks Elementary School, Miss K's class, Eagle, Idaho, U.S., January 23, 2003

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