Sample Mississippi Math Word Problems Worksheet
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1.   Mississippi's largest city is also its capital—Jackson. According to the 2000 census, this city has a population of 184,256 people. The next largest city in the state is Gulfport with a population of 71,127 people. How many more people are in Jackson than Gulfport?

2.   Hernando De Soto of Spain discovered the area that is now Mississippi in 1540. However, the land did not become a state until 1817. How many years did it take Mississippi to become part of the United States of America?

3.   Jordan's family decided to fly from Dallas, Texas, to Jackson, Mississippi, this year instead of driving. Their plane left Dallas at 11:30 a.m. and arrived in Jackson at 12:55 p.m. How long was the flight?

4.   Samuel's family lives in Jackson, Mississippi. However, they like to travel north to Madison, Wisconsin, for a couple of months out of the summer to get away from the heat. They travel 865 miles to get to Madison from Jackson. How many miles will they travel for a round-trip?

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