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(1) Cows

There are 19 cows. 9 cows went under a tree. How many cows are not under the tree?

by Ivy, age 9, grade 4
Lexington School
M. Venagas's class
Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S.
September 14, 2002
(2) The Store

There are 30 people at the store. 20 more came. How many people are at the store now?

by Cari, age 8, grade 2
Hoffman Lane School
Mrs. Moos's class
New Braunfels, Texas, U.S.
September 15, 2002
(3) Sheekha's Big Problem

Sheekha was in a big pickle. Now when I say pickle I mean a pickle. Sheekha lost 100 cats. She used to have 200 cats. How many are left?

by Mez, age 12, grade 6
September 17, 2002
(4) Math Cats

When 100 cats are playing, 20 go. How many are left?

by Phoebe, age 6, grade 2
Swalecliff School
Mrs. Anerble's class
Whitstable, Kent, United Kingdom
September 18, 2002
(5) Kittens

I have 100 kittens. 60 ran away. How many kittens are left?

by Lyndy, age 9, grade 4
East Side School
Mrs. King's class
Harrisburg, Illinois, U.S.
September 22, 2002
(6) At the Beach

I have 30 shells and my brother takes 15. How many do I have left?

by no name
September 23, 2002
(7) Toys

Shelby had 12 toys. She got 91 more. How many toys does she have?

by Kory, age 10, grade 5
Northside School
Mrs. Bullard's class
El Campo, Texas, U.S.
September 23, 2002
(8) Who Ate the Cookies?

Mr. Jovan made 200 cookies for his class. His class ate only 70 cookies. How many cookies are left?

by Shavon, age 11, grade 6
Meyer Levin School {I.S.285}
Mrs. Prout's class
New York, U.S.
September 25, 2002
(9) Chernita Problem

Chernita has 80 CD's, 50 cassettes, and 5 radios. How many things does she have in all?

by Kendra, age 9, grade 4
North Harlem Elementary School
Mrs. Curtis's class
Harlem, Georgia, U.S.
September 27, 2002
(10) Monkeys in a Tree

There were 38 monkeys in a tree. 26 monkeys fell out. How many monkeys were left?

by Benjamin, age 11, grade 6
Mt. George School, Mrs. Martin's class
Napa, California, U.S.
September 30, 2002
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