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Solving word problems.

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There are 78 comics and 123 newspapers in the newspaper boys bag. How many items will he have to carry altogether? * Highlight the important words. There are 78 comics and 123 newspapers in the newspaper boys bag. How many items will he have to carry altogether? * Choose the correct operation. Is it + or – or x or ? H T U

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Kim starts break with 298 bottles of water. He sells 76 on Monday and 56 on Tuesday. How many bottles of water will he have on Wednesday? * Highlight the important words. Kim starts break with 298 bottles of water. He sells 76 on Monday and 56 on Tuesday. How many bottles of water will he have left on Wednesday? * Choose the correct operation. Is it + or – or x or ?

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Kim starts break with 298 bottles of water. He sells 76 on Monday and 56 on Tuesday. How many bottles of water will he have left on Wednesday? H T U Then do the next step H T U What do we do now? The answer is:___________

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Now solve these word problems. Dont forget to use the column method to show your working out. 1.There are 289 decorations in the hall. 145 get stolen. How many decorations are left? 2.There are 453 marbles in Tims tin, Jo has 587 marbles. How many marbles are there altogether? 3.Farmer Jim has moved 651 haystacks. He needs to move 834 haystacks. How many haystacks has he got left to move? 4.The library has 987 books. 654 are burned in a fire. How many are left? 5.Miss Smales is greedy and eats 342 M&Ms on Saturday. She then eats 554 on Sunday. How many M&Ms has she eaten altogether? NOW TRY AND WRITE SOME OF YOUR OWN WORD PROBLEMS. DONT FORGET TO SHOW YOUR WORKING OUT.

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