Adding and Subtracting Word Problems

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111.

35 dogs and 21 cats were brought for a pet show. How many pets were there in the show?

a. | 54 | ||

b. | 56 | ||

c. | 52 | ||

d. | 58 |

3 | 5 | |||

+ | 2 | 1 | ||

5 | 6 | |||

So, 56 pets were there in the show.

Correct answer : (2)

112.

Ashley checked her mails after a long time. She had got 37 mails from her friends, 28 from her family members, and 8 bulk mails. How many mails did Ashley get altogether?

a. | 145 | ||

b. | 65 | ||

c. | 73 | ||

d. | 71 |

2 | [Carry.] | |||

3 | 7 | |||

2 | 8 | |||

+ 0 | 8 | |||

7 | 3 | |||

[Substitute the values and add.]

So, Ashley had got 73 mails altogether.

Correct answer : (3)

113.

Tim had $6 and his father gave him $11. How much money does he have now?

a. | $19 | ||

b. | $17 | ||

c. | $16 | ||

d. | $18 |

$6 + $11 = $17

So, he has $17 now.

Correct answer : (2)

114.

Lauren lit 3 candles on one end of the table and 3 candles on the other end of the table. How many candles did she light in all?

a. | 5 candles | ||

b. | 6 candles | ||

c. | 8 candles | ||

d. | 7 candles |

The number of candles she lighted on one end + the number of candles she lighted on the other end = total number of candles she lighted.

3 + 3 = 6

So, Lauren lighted 6 candles in all.

Correct answer : (2)

115.

Marissa kept 5 indoor plants at one end of a room and 2 plants at the other end of the room. Find the total number of plants she kept in the room.

a. | 8 plants | ||

b. | 7 plants | ||

c. | 6 plants | ||

d. | 9 plants |

The number of plants at one end of the room + number of plants at the other end of the room = total number of plants Marissa kept in the room.

5 plants + 2 plants = 7 plants.

So, Marissa kept 7 plants in the room.

Correct answer : (2)

116.

Ursula bought a 50 m ribbon and her sister gave her a 10 m ribbon. Find the total length of the ribbon Ursula has.

a. | 50 m | ||

b. | 60 m | ||

c. | 70 m | ||

d. | 55 m |

Total length of the ribbon she has = the length of the ribbon she had + the length of the ribbon her sister gave her

= 50 m + 10 m = 60 m.

Total length of the ribbon that she has is 60 m.

Correct answer : (2)

117.

Christina colored 6 pictures yesterday and she colored 4 pictures today. How many pictures did she color in all?

a. | 9 pictures | ||

b. | 11 pictures | ||

c. | 12 pictures | ||

d. | 10 pictures |

The number of pictures Christina colored yesterday + number of pictures Christina colored today = total number of pictures Christina colored.

6 pictures + 4 pictures = 10 pictures.

So, Christina colored 10 pictures in all.

Correct answer : (4)

118.

Jake ate 4 chocolates, Valerie ate 8 chocolates, and Ethan ate 7 chocolates. Find the total number of chocolates they ate.

a. | 21 chocolates | ||

b. | 60 chocolates | ||

c. | 19 chocolates | ||

d. | 15 chocolates |

Number of chocolates Jake ate + number of chocolates Valerie ate + number of chocolates Ethan ate = Total number of chocolates they all ate.

4 + 8 + 7 = 19

So, they ate 19 chocolates in all.

Correct answer : (3)

119.

Josh traveled 50 miles by bus, 60 miles by train, and 20 miles by car. Find the total distance he traveled.

a. | 130 miles | ||

b. | 110 miles | ||

c. | 140 miles | ||

d. | 90 miles |

Distance traveled by bus + distance traveled by train + distance traveled by car = total distance he traveled.

50 miles + 60 miles + 20 miles = 130 miles.

So, he traveled a total distance of 130 miles.

Correct answer : (1)

120.

Emily bought a watch for $40, a ring for $100 and a chain for $120. How much did she spend in all?

a. | $260 | ||

b. | $240 | ||

c. | $250 | ||

d. | $270 |

The money spent on watch + money spent on ring + money spent on chain = Total money spent by Emily.

$40 + $100 + $120 = $260.

So, Emily spent $260 in all.

Correct answer : (1)