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Grade 3 - Mathematics
5.9 Word Problems

  1. Read the problem carefully.
  2. Translate the story problem into mathematical statements.
  3. Compute the required results.
Example: The distance between two places is 35 miles. If a person has covered 18 miles, how many more miles are left?
Subtract 18 from 35
Answer: 17 miles

Directions: Solve the following. Also write at least ten examples of your own.
Q 1: There were 5 pumpkins sitting on the porch. Mom brought home 8 more. How many pumpkins are there altogether?

Q 2: On a scary Halloween night party there were 16 glasses of punch on the table. 10 people had 10 glasses of punch. How many glasses of punch are left?
16- 16=0
16-10 = 6

Q 3: At the Halloween party there were 8 kids in vampire costumes and 5 kids in ghost costumes. How many more kids were wearing vampire costumes?

Q 4: The spooky house had 7 candles burning in the windows. Someone blew out 5 of them. How many candles were left burning?

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