Sample Michigan Math Word Problems Worksheet
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1.   In Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, you may stand on an observation tower that rises above the 1,958-foot Summit Peak. The tower is 40 feet high. How high will you be from the bottom of Summit Peak if you are standing at the top of the tower?

2.   Can you believe that Michigan has more than 11,000 lakes? Well, it's true. Five of them are referred to as the Great Lakes. Lake Erie has 9,910 square miles of water, Lake Huron has 23,000 square miles, Lake Michigan has 22,300 square miles, Lake Ontario has 7,340 square miles, and Lake Superior has 31,700 square miles of water. How many total squares miles of water make up these Great Lakes?

3.   Michigan has many beautiful, historical lighthouses. Port Sanilac Lighthouse is 83 miles from the city of Frankenmuth and Charity Island Light is 55 miles from the city. Which lighthouse is further? By how many miles?

4.   Jose's family took a ferry from its dock to Mackinac Island. The ferry left the dock at 8:30 a.m. and arrived at the island at 9:00 a.m. His family spent some time visiting the gift shops on the island. They then boarded the ferry and left the island at 10:00 a.m. The ferry returned to its dock at 10:30 a.m. What was their total time on the ferry?

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