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(1) Going to School
If it takes Joanie 5 minutes to walk to school and 5 minutes to walk home from school, at the end of the school week, how much time has she spent walking to and from school?
(2) Animal Fun
One day I was sitting in my bedroom and I saw two birds. Two ran away and one came back. Then four dogs came and ate them. A cat came and the dogs chased them. Then an alligator came and ate me. How many animals in total did I see?
(3) Lolly
There were 278,913 lollies, but 13,456 lollies got stolen. How many were left?
(4) Zoo Venture
There were 20 tigers at the zoo. 8 tigers were taken away. The zoo receved 13 more tigers. How many tigers are there now?
(5) I was walking home from school one day and I took a short cut through the alley and I saw 58 cats. They were golden-brown, white and black. 10 were golden-brown, and 15 were black. How many were white?
(6) The Mouse
I am a mouse. I used to weigh 16 ounces, the same as one pound. I was running from a cat and lost 8 ounces. I need to know how much do I weigh (in ounces) and in fractional parts.
(7) Solve It!
There are 6 cats who formed 3 teams.... How many were in each team?
(8) Dogs
There are 5 dogs. One dog has 8 puppies. 3 of them die. Then they sold 4 of them. Then get 16 more that people don't want. How many dogs are there now in all?
(9) Cats
I have 49 cats and 47 more cats and 13 got away. How many got away?
(10) A Lot of Books
There are 80 Books in my house and I gave away 2. My friend gave me 24 more books. How many books do I have?

(1) Mrs. A, Ohio, U.S., August 30, 2002
(2) Greg, age 18, grade 12, American Heritage School, Mrs. Coyne's class, Boca Raton, Florida, U.S., September 2, 2002
(3) Stephanie, age 12, grade 7, Blenheim School, Mrs. Bowker's class, Epsom, Surrey, England, September 3, 2002
(4) Nick, Marcie, and Meghan, age 9, grade 4, Westmoor School, Mrs. Doll's class, Scottsbluff, Nebraska, U.S., September 9, 2002
(5) Alexis, age 10, grade 5, Quail Run Elementary School, Mrs. Rendahl's class, Tucson, Arizona, U.S., September 14, 2002
(6) Sykera B., age 8, grade 2, Center Elementary School, Myrtis McClelland's class, Center, Texas, U.S., September 16, 2002
(7) Linda, age 10, grade 6, Franklin School, M. Rigmaiden's class, Modesto, California, U.S., September 20, 2002
(8) Katie, age 10, grade 5, Relay Elementary School, Mrs. Davis's class, Arbutus, Maryland, U.S., September 22, 2002
(9) no name, age 8, grade 3, Nation Ford School, M. Baker's class, Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., October 1, 2002
(10) Brittany, age 9, grade 4, North Harlem Elementary School, Mrs. Curtis's class, Harlem, Georgia, U.S., October 3, 2002

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