Adding and Subtracting Word Problems

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101.

Sam bought 17 pencils, and his brother Sunny bought 13 pencils. How many pencils did they buy in all?

a. | 26 | ||

b. | 34 | ||

c. | 30 | ||

d. | 22 |

T | O | |

1 | [Carry] | |

1 | 7 | |

1 | 3 | |

3 | 0 | [Add.] |

[Substitute the values and add.]

So, they bought 30 pencils in all.

Correct answer : (3)

102.

Frank went to a bakery and ordered a pizza that cost $18, a burger that cost $15 and a cool drink that cost $5. Which of the operations will you use to calculate the total amount Frank had to pay?

a. | Add all the costs. | ||

b. | Subtract the cost of the pizza from the cost of burger and cool drink . | ||

c. | Subtract the cost of the burger from the cost of pizza and cool drink. | ||

d. | Add the costs and divide the sum by 3. |

Cost of burger = $15

Cost of cool drink = $5

The amount paided by Frank in all = $18 + $15 + $5

[Substitute the values.]

= $38

[Add.]

The operation to be used to calculate the total amount Frank had to pay is: 'Add all the costs.'

Correct answer : (1)

103.

Justin had 4221 stamps with him. Edward gave another 2000 stamps to Justin. How many stamps did Justin have in all?

a. | 6271 | ||

b. | 6221 | ||

c. | 6171 | ||

d. | 6321 |

Th | H | T | O | |

4 | 2 | 2 | 1 | |

+ | 2 | 0 | 0 | 0 |

6 | 2 | 2 | 1 | |

The total number of stamps with Justin is 6221.

Correct answer : (2)

104.

Mr. Tommy′s last month salary was $4000. He got an increment of $500 this month. What would be his new salary?

a. | $9000 | ||

b. | $3500 | ||

c. | $40500 | ||

d. | $4500 |

Th | H | T | O | |

4 | 0 | 0 | 0 | |

+ | 5 | 0 | 0 | |

4 | 5 | 0 | 0 | |

Mr. Tommy′s new salary is $4500.

Correct answer : (4)

105.

There were 21 red roses, 31 yellow roses, 21 pink roses, and 17 white roses in a bouquet. Find the total number of roses in the bouquet.

a. | 17 | ||

b. | 14 | ||

c. | 73 | ||

d. | 90 |

= 21 + 31 + 21 + 17

[Substitute the values.]

1 | [Carry.] | |

21 | ||

31 | ||

21 | ||

+ | 17 | |

90 | [Add.] | |

The total number of roses in the bouquet is 90.

Correct answer : (4)

106.

Jerald scored 12 in English, 43 in Economics, and 52 in History. What was his total score in all the three subjects?

a. | 107 | ||

b. | 91 | ||

c. | 127 | ||

d. | 117 |

= 12 + 43 + 52

[Substitute the values.]

H | T | O | |

1 | [Carry.] | ||

1 | 2 | ||

4 | 3 | ||

+ | 5 | 2 | |

1 | 0 | 7 | |

[Add.]

The total score of Jerald is 107.

Correct answer : (1)

107.

Wilma had 4 butterscotch ice creams, 4 strawberry ice creams, and 1 vanilla ice cream. Find the total number of ice creams she had.

a. | 20 | ||

b. | 8 | ||

c. | 9 | ||

d. | 16 |

4 | ||||

4 | ||||

+ | 1 | |||

9 | ||||

So, Wilma had 9 ice creams.

Correct answer : (3)

108.

Charles painted a picture using the following colors: pinkish orange shade, light blue shade, yellowish green shade, gray shade, and traces of light violet shade. How many colors did Charles use to paint the picture?

a. | 4 | ||

b. | 14 | ||

c. | 5 | ||

d. | 6 |

1 | ||||

1 | ||||

1 | ||||

1 | ||||

+ | 1 | |||

5 | ||||

So, Charles used 5 shades of color for his painting.

Correct answer : (3)

109.

Lydia designed 2 different models of a house. The first model has 23 doors and 30 windows and the second model has 17 doors and 22 windows. Find the total number of windows in both the models.

a. | 92 | ||

b. | 52 | ||

c. | 7 | ||

d. | 40 |

3 | 0 | |||

+ | 2 | 2 | ||

5 | 2 | |||

So, the total number of windows in both the models is 52.

Correct answer : (2)

110.

An office has 3 floors. The first floor has 47 computers, the second floor has 45 computers, and the third floor has 43 computers. Find the total number of computers in the office.

a. | 132 | ||

b. | 125 | ||

c. | 135 | ||

d. | 138 |

1 | ||||

4 | 7 | |||

4 | 5 | |||

+ 4 | 3 | |||

13 | 5 | |||

[Add.]

So, the total number of computers in the office is 135.

Correct answer : (3)