MEAP Preparation - Grade 7 Mathematics 1.146 Integer Story Problems

Directions: Answer the following questions. Also write at least ten examples of your own.

Q 1: Jane owes a candy store $45. Each of her five friends will help her pay off her debt. How money does each friend get? (Hint: Owing money implies a negative integer) -9 +5 +9 -5

Q 2: The civilization began in 254 B.C. and ended in 126 B.C. How long did the civilization last? (Hint: Subtract the smaller integer from the larger integer. The smaller integer is farther from zero on the number line!) -128 128 380 -380

Q 3: Jill has $6 in her purse. She earns $5 by selling candy, she spends $10 on flowers, earns $4 by selling cookies, then spends $3 on ice cream. How many dollars does she have now? -2 0 3 2

Q 4: In a desert, one day the temperature was 120° F. In an another desert, a temperature of -45° F was recorded at night. What is the difference between these two temperatures? -75 undefined 165 75

Q 5: Rea bought 2 pairs of blue jeans at $30 each. How much money did she pay the clerk? (Hint: Paying the clerk is a negative integer) -60 +60

Q 6: Mt. Helena's highest elevation is 15,800 feet above sea level. The Caspian Sea, the lowest elevation, is 1,020 feet below sea level. What is the difference between these two elevations? -14780 -16820 14780 16820

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